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French mosque attacker kills one

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A man armed with a baseball bat has attacked worshippers at a mosque in France, killing one person and seriously wounding another, police say.

A suspect was detained after the incident in the northern city of Arras in Pas-de-Calais.

Police sources quoted by Reuters news agency say the man is a 32-year-old French national of Moroccan origin.

The man, who is being questioned, has a history of psychiatric problems, the sources said.

French Interior Minister Claude Gueant condemned what he called an act of "unbelievable brutality".