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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

France arrests 10 suspected Islamists in fresh raids

Paris (CNN) -- Ten suspected Islamists were arrested in fresh raids across France on Wednesday morning as the country widens a clampdown on suspected extremists after a deadly shooting spree last month, the Interior Ministry said.

The raids took place in the cities of Roubaix, Lyon, Valence, Pau, Marseille and Carpentras and in the Lot et Garonne region, the Interior Ministry said.

Meanwhile, 13 alleged radicals arrested Friday were placed under formal investigation for "criminal conspiracy in connection with a terrorist enterprise," and possession and transportation of weapons, officials said.

The formal warning is a point in the French legal system that comes after an arrest and before formal charges are filed. Read More