Ten suspects rounded up in anti-terror operation in French cities

Ten members of a radical Salafi "network-just-short-of-cell” were arrested, some of them armed, in an operation linked to the investigation of a small bomb attack on a kosher grocery in the Paris district of Sarcennes on Sept. 19. In Strasbourg, the man suspected of carrying out the attack was shot after he confronted the police and injured three officers. He had planned a suicide attack. Other operations took place in Paris, Nice and Cannes against Islamist extremists suspected of carrying out recent anti-Semitic acts and planning more. A list of Jewish targets was found in the police raids. According to the Service for the Protection of the Jewish Community, there were 310 violent or threatening anti-Semitic actions in 2012, compared with 226 last year, an increase of more than 37 percent.

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