Mercenary held

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PARIS (Reuter) - The French mercenary Bob Denard, who stirred up African states during the 1960s with his force known as 'Les Affreux', was arrested in Paris, accused of helping to murder the president of the Comoros, Ahmed Abdallah, in 1989.

Mr Denard, 64, arrested after flying in from his self-imposed exile in South Africa, also faces a retrial for his role in an attempted coup in Benin in 1977, for which he received a five-year jail sentence in absentia two years ago.