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France fears home-grown terrorists

Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM   |   Comments

PARIS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- French authorities have not said whether suspected terrorist Jeremie Louis-Sidney traveled abroad to study Islam or went on Jihadist missions.

The death of the 33-year-old Frenchman, killed during a raid by anti-terror police, has reignited terrorism fears in the country, France24 reported Wednesday.

Prosecutor Francois Molins said Louis-Sidney was a recent convert to Islam but little is know about him.

He appears to have been a home-grown militant, radicalized on French soil.

French police identified him as a suspect in the Sept. 19 bombing of a kosher grocery store in the northern Parisian suburb of Sarcelles.

A Salafist network is believed to be behind the incident.

Police sources told France24 DNA identified on the grenade used in the blast was traced to Louis-Sidney.

When police went to his apartment to arrest him, Louis-Sidney fired at officers, injuring three of them before he was fatally shot.

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