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Five alleged Islamic terrorists arrested in Paris this week were planning to assassinate the city's leading Muslim cleric, it emerged today.

All of the men, who are French passport holders, are believed to have returned from fighting British and American troops alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The murder plot against Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the French capital's main mosque, was only foiled at the eleventh hour thanks to a tip-off.


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