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WORLD CUP BOMBING PLOT BY MUSLIMS UNCOVERED

Police have uncovered a plot by Muslim extremists to mount a bombing campaign against the World Cup soccer tournament in France this June, the Sunday Times reported.

World Cup brochures and liquid explosives were discovered during raids on houses in Brussels, Belgium, which ended in a shoot-out earlier this month and the arrest of seven suspected members of a breakaway wing of the Armed Islamic Group, an Algerian organization.

Raymond Kendall, British director of Interpol, said the suspects appeared to be a support group supplying forged passports, weapons and money -- not the unit designated to carry out the attack.

One of those arrested, Farid Melouk, 32, was a key figure in a European network supplying arms, false papers and money to extremists in Algeria, Belgian authorities said.

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