French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve addresses the media in Paris, Sunday, June 1, 2014. A suspected French jihadist who spent time in Syria is in custody over the shooting deaths of three people at a Belgian Jewish museum, prosecutors said Sunday, crystalizing fears that European radicals will parlay their experiences in Syria into terrorism back home. When Mehdi Nemmouche was arrested in southern France on Friday, he was in possession of firearms, a large quantity of ammunition and a video claiming responsibility for the May 24 attack, a Belgian prosecutor said. In a one-minute rampage that deeply shook Europe's Jewish community, a gunman opened fire at the Brussels museum. In addition to the fatalities, another person was gravely wounded. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
(The Associated Press)
PARIS – France's top security official says four people have been arrested in a jihadist recruiting network, a day after authorities announced the detention of a French suspect in the deadly shooting at a Jewish museum.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the new arrests took place Monday morning in the Paris region and the south of France.
"We will not give terrorists a chance," Cazeneuve told Europe 1 radio.
A suspected French jihadist who had spent time in Syria was arrested Friday over the deaths of three people at the Belgian museum, and found in possession of firearms, ammunition and a video claiming responsibility for the May 24 attack. Cazeneuve said the suspect, Mehdi Nemmouche, was arrested minutes after he set foot on French soil.