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France Gets Islamist Threat with Chechen Link

France has received threats of a possible attack against French interests from an Islamist group apparently named after a Chechen guerrilla killed in a Moscow hostage-taking in 2002, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The letter, sent to several newspapers, threatened “to plunge France into terror and remorse and spill blood outside its frontiers,” Jacques Esperandieu, deputy editor of the daily Le Parisien which received a copy, quoted it as saying. The ministry confirmed earlier Justice Ministry reports that the threat, which it said was sent “on behalf of the servants of Allah, the powerful and wise,” mentioned possible attacks in France and against French interests abroad. “These are threats articulated in such a way that they are being taken very seriously,” a judicial source told Reuters. Full Story

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