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France arrests 10 ultra-right suspects over plot to attack Muslims

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Members of the Muslim community pray in the Paris Grand Mosque during an open day weekend for mosques in France, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS, June 25 — Ten people with links to the radical far-right have been arrested by anti-terrorist police in France over an alleged plot to attack Muslims, judical sources said yesterday.

The arrests were made late Saturday in operations across France, including the Mediterranean island of Corsica, the sources told AFP.

The suspects had an “ill-defined plan to commit a violent act targeting people of the Muslim faith,” one source close to the probe said.

Another source said the gang was looking to hit “targets linked to radical Islam”.

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