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French police make anti-terror arrests

Authorities in France have arrested several people in anti-terrorism raids around the country, according to media reports.

Authorities in France arrested several people on Tuesday in anti-terrorism raids around the country, according to media reports.

Reuters reported that two men in Marseilles and a third man in Bordeaux were arrested, citing unnamed police sources.

The three men were linked to the arrest of a Frenchman in the Italian city of Naples. That man is alleged to have been carrying a bomb-making kit.

Separately, the news agency AFP reported that nine people were arrested, and guns and ammunition were seized in raids in the Marseilles area.

AFP said a French official confirmed that  "a Kalashnikov (rifle) and a pump-action shotgun, as well as ammunition" were seized in the raids.

There was no immediate word if the raids and arrests were linked to the attack warnings issued recently for European travel.

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