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One terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam at France's request

Updated: 2016-03-28 10:56

THE HAGUE - The Dutch Police on Sunday arrested a terror suspect in Rotterdam at the request of France, said the Dutch public prosecution services.

The 32-year-old man is suspected of involvement in the planning of a terrorist attack. The Dutch prosecution, police and the Special Intervention Service (DSI) of the Dutch intelligence agency jointly made the arrest and three more people were detained in the operation, said the statement.

The terror suspect is expected to be extradited to France soon. The Dutch prosecution did not give his identity.

Media in France said he could be a friend of Reda Kriket, the 34-year old arrested in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt last Thursday. The arrest led to a police raid that night on an apartment in Argenteuil, where explosive TATP and a Kalashnikov rifle were found.

Kriket was previously found guilty in absentia by a Belgian court and sentenced to 10 years in prison for being part of a jihadist network. After his arrest and search warrants at his home in Argenteuil, the French authorities said the terror plot thwarted was in an "advanced stage" of planning.

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