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39 Arrested in French Heroin Bust

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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French authorities say police have arrested 39 people in a sting on an Albanian and Kosovar heroin trafficking network. A local government official in eastern France said more than 200 security officers conducted a series of early-morning raids Tuesday near the border with Germany and Switzerland. The official said the drug ring accounts for hundreds […]

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Anti-Terror Sweep in France Leaves 1 Dead

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French officials say the man who was killed Saturday during a countrywide crackdown on terror suspects is linked to a grenade attack on a Jewish market outside Paris last month. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins identified the man as Jeremy Sidney and said he was a 33-year-old delinquent who had converted to radical Islam. Sidney was […]

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Suspect Dead in French Anti-Terrorism Raids

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French officials say one person is dead after police carried out raids across France Saturday while investigating a grenade attack on a Jewish market outside Paris. Police conducted the raids after DNA on the grenade led police to a suspect in the eastern city of Strasbourg. When confronted, police say the suspect opened fire on […]

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Nigerian Authorities Seize Cache of Explosive Devices in Raids

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say they seized dozens of explosive devices and rocket launchers during raids on two homes in the restive northern Gombe area. Police official Bitrus Asha says 60 improvised explosive devices and bomb-making materials were confiscated at a house in Gombe Thursday, and five people arrested. A sixth person was arrested at the second […]

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France Arrests 10 in Terror Crackdown

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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French police arrested 10 people in a series of pre-dawn raids, part on an ongoing crackdown against suspected Islamic extremists. Wednesday’s raids targeted Roubaix, near the border with Belgium, and the southern port city of Marseille. French officials speaking on the condition of anonymity said the 10 suspects were tracked on extremist websites and had […]

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