Russia Update: Five Chechens Reportedly Arrested in France on Suspicion of Terrorism

January 20, 2015
An estimated million Muslims held a rally in Grozny's central square on January 19, 2014 to protest cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Photo by EPA

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Five Chechen immigrants, one of whom is an Austrian citizen, have been arrested in France on suspicions of preparing a terrorist attack, following the killing of 17 people by terrorists in Paris in the last week.

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