French national arrested in Rotterdam in terrorist probe

10:20, 28 March 2016
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Dutch police have arrested a French national in Rotterdam on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist attack in France, the public prosecution department said in a statement on Sunday evening, according to Dutch News.

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Three other people were also arrested in Rotterdam, Dutch News reported Sunday. 

Two of them are men aged 43 and 47 with an Algerian background and the identity of the third has not yet been established, the public prosecution department said.

The arrests were made by a special police counter-terrorism unit, according to broadcaster Nos.

The man, aged 32, was arrested on behalf of the French authorities. According to Nos, police had conducted surveillance regarding the man since Friday.

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According to the Telegraaf, French media report the French national is Anis B, who has been in Syria with a man named as Reda Kriket.

Kriket was arrested in Paris on Thursday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack. According to the NRC, the three other men who were arrested on Sunday are part of a Dutch investigation and will not be deported to France.

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