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France arrests suspected Islamic extremists

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Twelve men suspected of being Islamic extremists have been arrested in France.

Anti-terrorist police arrested the men in raids in the cities of Marseille and Bordeaux.

Three of the men are linked to a French terror suspect arrested in Naples last month.

The arrests come as terror alerts were raised across Europe.

French authorities received a tip off last month of a potential suicide attack on the Paris Metro.

Three of those arrested today are accused of supplying false papers for jihadists returning from Afghanistan.

Eight others are being held on on suspicion of trafficking firearms and explosives.