French police raid Shi’ite Muslim club in counter-terrorism swoop

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Source: Reuters

LILLE, France/PARIS (Reuters) – French police raided a Shi’ite Muslim faith center and arrested three of its leaders for illegal weapons possession in pre-dawn swoops on Tuesday that government officials said were prompted by suspicion of links to terrorist organizations.

France, home to Europe’s largest Muslim community, remains on maximum alert after attacks in recent years in which Islamist militants and people inspired by radical groups such as Islamic State have killed close to 250 people.

Paris also accused Tehran on Tuesday of plotting to bomb an opposition rally in Paris earlier this year.

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