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Iranian militants in Paris immolated themselves to protest arrests

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FRANCE Ten supporters of the Iranian opposition exile group Mujahidin Khalq, or People's Mujahedin, set themselves ablaze to protest the detention of 167 of its members after police raided the organization's compounds near Paris. One person died from burns; three others were left in critical condition, and six were released after treatment. Officials say the group was planning assassinations and attacks on Iranian targets in Europe and around the globe. Though investigators uncovered sophisticated satellite, computer and encrypting equipment and $9 million in cash, they have not turned up arms or explosives. However,...

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