France arrested 12 suspects in three cities. Western governments are focusing on 'homegrown' terrorism amid concerns that Al Qaeda is tapping sympathizers with citizenship in Western countries.
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One raid in Marseilles and Avignon led to nine arrests and a seizure of guns and ammunition by the French police, Agence France-Presse reported. In another operation, three men were arrested, two in Marseilles and one in Bordeaux, after their contact information was found in the cellphone of a French-Algerian man arrested in Italy this weekend with a bombmaking kit, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.