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Four arrests in France after Brussels shooter's detention

Published on Jun 2, 2014 4:25 PM

PARIS (AFP) - French police arrested four people suspected of links with jihadist networks on Monday, three days after detaining a man for last week's deadly attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced the sweep on Europe1 radio but did not specify if the arrests in the Paris region and southern France were linked to the Brussels shooting suspect Mehdi Nemmouche.

"There are those who recruit jihadists," Cazeneuve said. "As we speak there have been arrests in the Ile-de-France and in the south of France."

The minister said he would not elaborate further at this stage but a police source said three of detainees were suspected of recruiting fighters.

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