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Paris metro feared target of suicide bombers

An alleged Egyptian bomb expert arrested in Milan this week was feared to be planning an attack on the Paris metro in the next three days, modelled on the one in which 191 people died in Madrid on March 11. According to one Italian media report last night, police seized him to avert a massacre before Sunday’s European elections. The Madrid bombings took place three days before Spain’s general election. A French interior ministry source said last night that Paris had been informed of the allegations, but played down the claim. “Searches carried out [in France] on the basis of information relayed by the investigators have not allowed a potential attack target to be identified,” a French police source told the Reuters news agency. Police in Milan arrested a man Italian officials now identify as Hamed Sayed Osman Rabei on Monday. The 33-year-old man, also known as Mohammed the Egyptian, is suspected of playing a leading role in the Madrid train bombings and is wanted by the Spanish judicial authorities. Full Story

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