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French police release man held over Alps murders

No charges are being brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of Saad al-Hilli and his family, French prosecutors have said. The 48-year-old has been released from police custody.

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Second arrest in Alps case 'could be arms trafficker'

A second man is in custody in connection with the Alps murders, a French prosecutor said today.

"We discovered a great number of munitions, explosives and detonators at his house," he added, saying the man may be involved in arms trafficking and was likely the business partner of a 48-year-old man arrested earlier.

He could not confirm a direct link between the arrest and the al-Hilli deaths.

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