About thirteen shops have been damaged, three seriously, in a bombing rampage by teenagers in Paris.
About thirteen shops have been damaged, three seriously, in a bombing rampage by teenagers in Paris. As yet police have no real leads on why the attack was made, although a car containing political leaflets was found abandoned near the scene of the bombings.
SYNOPSIS: Early on Friday (June 9), a group of about fifteen teenagers attacked shops and business premises in the 16th Arrondissement.
In the Rue de Passy, three shops were completely gutted by fire bombs and others had their windows and doors smashed.
Shortly after the blasts, police arrested five youths, although no charges have been made as yet. Detectives found leaflets on a Corsican self-rule movement in an abandoned car near the Rue de Passy, but said they did not know whether the wreckers and the leaflets were linked.
Last Friday, police arrested the head of the Paris cells of the Corsican National Liberation Front, which carried out twenty-two bomb attacks in the French capital in a single night in May. At the time of the arrest it was feared that reprisal action could follow.