PARIS (AP) -- French anti-terrorism agents have arrested six suspected Islamic militants in connection with a failed plot by a British man to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight last year with explosives hidden in his shoes, police officials said Tuesday.
The six suspects, Algerians and Pakistanis, were taken into custody in a suburban Paris roundup of alleged associates of "shoe bomber" Richard Reid, officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
One of the suspects is an imam at a mosque north of Paris, the officials said. The officials did not say what role the militants allegedly played in the bomb plot.
Reid, an avowed follower of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, has pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to charges he tried to set off explosives in his sneakers during a Dec. 22 flight from Paris to Miami.
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