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France arrests suspect in Brussels Jewish museum shooting: Hollande

English.news.cn   2014-06-01 19:17:37

PARIS, June 1 (Xinhua) -- French President Francois Hollande on Sunday confirmed the arrest of a presumed perpetrator of Brussels Jewish museum attack, reiterating the government's fight to uproot Jihadists cells in Europe's main power.

On the sidelines of a visit to Calvados, northwest France, Hollande said the suspect was arrested "as soon as he put his first foot in France...We will see the outcome of the investigation."

"All government is mobilized to monitor the jihadists and preventing them from causing harm especially when they return to France or Europe. It is a fight at all times," the president stressed.

According to local reports, a 29-year-old Frenchman was arrested in the southern French city of Marseilles on Friday. He had a Kalashnikov rifle and another gun with him.

French media reported Mehdi Nemmouche, from Roubaix, northern France was suspected of having stayed in Syria with jihadist groups in 2013.

Four people including a French national had been killed at a dare daytime shooting which targeted a Jewish museum in Brussels center last weekend.

Editor: Luan
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