French Police Find Bomb Materials

    Policemen take part in a search of lock-up garages possibly used by people arrested during an anti-terror operation conducted three days ago, on October 9, 2012 in Torcy, outside Paris. This operation is part of an inquiry into an attack on a Jewish store last month.   AFP PHOTO / MEHDI FEDOUACH        (Photo credit should read MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/GettyImages)

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    French police said on Wednesday that they found “bomb material” during an investigation into radical Islamists in a suburb of Paris. A French prosecutor said that a dozen suspects had been arrested in raids over the weekend in Torcy, and they would be held for an additional 24 hours after the discovery of the chemicals used to make explosives. In Saturday’s raids police shot and killed one man suspected to be linked to a grenade attack against a Jewish supermarket last month. In one garage, police found a handgun, a shotgun, potassium nitrate, sulfur, headlight bulbs, and pressure cookers—and a list of Jewish groups in the Paris area.

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