In Paris, two time bombs exploded on Sunday (11 June) at the headquarters of the 'Club Mediterranee' holiday organisation.
In Paris, two time bombs exploded on Sunday (11 June) at the headquarters of the 'Club Mediterranee' holiday organisation. A night watchman was slightly injured and the building was seriously damaged. A racist group has claimed responsibility.
SYNOPSIS: The Paris Stock Exchange district was rocked by the two early morning explosions, starting a fire which raged for more than an hour. The blaze also damaged several nearby buildings before being brought under control. A previously-unknown racist group, 'The French Liberation Front', said the bombing was aimed against what it called "the Jewish occupation".
In a message telephoned to a newspaper, the group also claimed other attacks, saying that the French did not fight German occupation to suffer the presence of millions of Jews, Arabs and blacks. In the past two years, the club has been the target of a number of attacks. 'Club Mediterranee' founder Gilbert Trigano is Jewish and the R???hschild Bank has a large stake in the firm. Monsieur Trigano said the bombing was "incomprehensible", adding that he hoped that, despite the damage, no holidays would be cancelled.