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Two “muslim refugees” arrested in Austria over suspected links to Paris attacks

Austrian police have arrested two people with suspected links to the November Paris attacks, prosecutors said Wednesday, with an Austrian newspaper reporting the two are French citizens posing as refugees.

“Two people coming from the Middle East were arrested at the weekend,” Robert Holzleitner, a spokesman for prosecutors in Salzburg, told AFP. “Indications of a possible link to the Paris attacks are currently being investigated.”

He added that the two were arrested in a centre for refugees in the western Austrian city “on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation.”