Police officers gather in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis as special forces raid an apartment on Nov. 18, 2015.
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December 1, 2015 9:07 AM EST

PARIS — More than 2,000 raids have been carried out in France since the country declared a state of emergency after the terrorist massacres in Paris 18 days ago, the prime minister said Tuesday.

More than 300 weapons have been seized with 210 people taken into custody since the Nov. 13 attacks, Manuel Valls told radio station Europe 1.

Valls said the number of arrests indicated that the searches “are not due to chance” and “allow support for objective suspicions.”

He was speaking as police in Italy and Kosovo arrested four Kosovars suspected of being part of a jihadi cell that spread Islamist propaganda and made threats…

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