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French police hold man suspected of plotting church attack

An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of heavy weapons planned an imminent attack on one or more French churches, France's top security official said Wednesday, announcing the arrest of the man who is also accused in the death of a young mother. The 24-year-old computer science student was flagged as a risk by security officials last year, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. A French security official, who was not authorized to publicly release details of the arrest, said the suspect -- an Algerian who had lived in France for several years -- was arrested Sunday after he apparently shot himself by accident and called for an ambulance. Police who arrived at the scene found a...

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