Saturday, October 6, 2012

French Police Arrest Terrorists--Kill One

From the Daily Mail:
A suspected Islamic terrorist was shot dead by French police in front of his veiled wife and their young child today.

The man, in his 30s, was gunned down after firing a .357 Magnum revolver as armed officers swarmed into his house in the eastern city of Strasbourg.

Seven others, including another gunman in Paris, were arrested during a nationwide anti-terrorist operation.

All were suspected of being involved in an attack on a Jewish shop in which one person was slightly injured last month.
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All the men targetted today were said to be linked to a Salafist group which is committed to waging a jihad - or holy war - across Europe.
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At least three policemen were injured in today's Strasboug raid, while others received direct hits to their bullet proof jackets and helmets.
The suspect, meanwhile, was hit by a number of bullets and died at the scene, despite being treated by medics for his wounds.
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'Armed police visited a number of addresses across the country in coordinated raids. The suspect in Strasbourg tried to resist arrest by firing at officers who had stormed into his home.'

The raids were coordinated by the Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence (DCRI) and the terrorism sub-directorate (SDAT) of the Judicial Police.

The source said that a gunman arrested in Paris had been acting in a 'threatening and dangerous manner' but was quickly disarmed with no injuries.

An Interior Ministry spokesman said raids had today (sat) taken place at addresses in cities all over the country, and notably in Nice, Cannes, and Paris. He said there had been seven arrests in all.

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