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French anti-terror raids: suspected Islamist militant shot dead


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French anti-terror raids: suspected Islamist militant shot dead

French police have shot dead a suspected Islamist militant who they allege was behind last month’s attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

Jeremie Sidney was killed as he confronted police with a revolver in an early morning raid at his home in the northeastern city of Strasbourg on Saturday.

Officials say elite squads carried out anti-terrorist operations in several French cities including Paris, Nice and Cannes and arrested 11 people.

Police say Sidney’s DNA was found on the grenade thrown at the Kosher store.

France’s Jewish community has been on edge since the grenade attack on September 19 in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters about their probe into the incident:

“These investigations have helped uncover a network, perhaps you could call it a cell. All these people – born in France and with French citizenship -are linked with the radical Islamist movement.”

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