Wednesday, May 11, 2011

French police arrested six suspected Islamic terrorists in Paris

French police arrested today in Paris and in several locations on its periphery six suspected Islamic terrorists who were preparing to act in Pakistan. French Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, stressed that "there is no indication to be prepared to commit an attack in France", but "the project was formed to 'jihad' in Pakistan." Guéant, in an appearance before reporters in Paris during a G8 conference on drug trafficking, said some of the detained men had dual citizenship, but did not say what was the second addition to the French.

He stressed that "it seems the moderator has a strong technical background." The arrests, led by the Central Directorate of Interior Information (DCRI), took place in Paris and surrounding cities. One of them was arrested on arrival at the airport on a flight from Algeria. Guéant associated this with the arrest last January, at the request of French authorities, two French citizens in Lahore, of which it is suspected that they had also gone to Pakistan to train for holy war.

These two Frenchmen are still in Pakistan, said the minister, who last week following the death of the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, had warned that his country could be attacked.

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