French police arrested a scientist working at European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) in Geneva who had suspected ties to al Qaeda.
A European nuclear scientist suspected of having al-Qaeda links was arrested by French police, prompting concern that the terrorist group may have infiltrated the nuclear industry.
An intelligence source told Le Figaro that ''this is a very high level'' case. The suspect, who had been under surveillence for 18 months, is believed to have been in contact with members of al-Qaeda in Algeria. French intelligence officers intercepted messages in which he suggested targets in France, sources said.
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