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An exhibition called "Death" at the Jeu de Paume museum of contemporary art in Paris is displaying photographs of Palestinian suicide bombers. The bombers featured are mainly from three groups banned by the EU for terrorism: the Fatah-affiliated al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Hamas' Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The exhibition celebrates the bombers as martyrs.
French police arrested a 22-year-old follower of "radical Islam" for the recent attempted murder of a French soldier in Paris. The suspect, identified as "Alexandre D.," was filmed praying a Muslim prayer before stabbing the soldier several times in the throat. The crime is being treated as a terrorist act.
A knife-wielding man of North African appearance wearing a jihab attacked a uniformed French antiterrorism soldier who was patrolling a subway station in a crowded Paris business district, slashing him repeatedly in the throat. The soldier was seriously wounded, and the attacker escaped into the crowd. Officials are treating the attack as a terrorist incident.
Gilles Le Guen, a jihadist and former French Marine believed to have joined al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was flown to Paris and handed over to French intelligence for questioning. He was captured by French forces in Timbuktu, Mali, earlier this year.
Convicted Algerian terrorist Said Arif escaped from house arrest in a car belonging to the family who owned the hotel at which he was staying. The al Qaeda-linked member of the "Chechen Network" planned attacks in France, Spain, and elsewhere.