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French police claimed a major victory after arresting a "pivotal" figure in the Armed Islamic group (GIA), the Algerian-based organization primarily responsible for the recent wave of terrorist bombings in France. But TIME's Bruce Crumley says any celebration of an end to the violence may be premature. "The fellow they caught, Boualen Bensaid, is a main operative within the organization," says Crumley. "He is basically a coordinator among the various 'cells' of the group. But the GIA will always have people eager to step in and fill the void. I would expect the attacks to continue until the Algerian elections later this month." Police said Bensaid, 28, was arrested as he gave orders to plant a bomb in an open air market in Lille, a city in the north of France.