Bomb found on tracks east of Paris

Doggiedog

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Dow Jones is reporting that there was a bomb found under train tracks east of Paris.

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PARIS (AP)--A French train employee found an explosive device buried in the
bed of a railway line heading from France to Switzerland Wednesday, the
Interior Ministry said.
Bomb disposal experts neutralized the device, which was half-buried under a
track in the village of Montieramey, on a train line heading from Paris to
Basel, Switzerland, the ministry said in a statement.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The Interior Ministry said the device didn't resemble bombs described in
threats by a mysterious and previously unknown group calling itself AZF.
The group claimed to have planted nine bombs along the country's rail network
and has threatened to explode them unless it is paid millions of euros.

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The group's threats, first disclosed in early March, appeared in at least
three letters sent to the offices of President Jacques Chirac and Interior
Minister Nicolas Sarkozy Dec. 10, Feb. 13 and 17.
The letters, demanding sums of $4 million and EUR1 million - threatened
railway targets.
Information from the group led to the recovery Feb. 21 of a sophisticated
explosive device buried in tracks near Limoges in central France.

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The device, found at 12:35 p.m. (1135 GMT), was contained in a see-through
plastic box measuring 20 centimeters by 20 centimeters, according to the
ministry's statement.
The box contained nitrate fuel and a flat-shaped battery linked to seven
detonators, the ministry said.
The device was being examined at the police laboratory to determine just how
dangerous it might be, the statement said.
 

Ronstang

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Originally posted by: Doggiedog
Dow Jones is reporting that there was a bomb found under train tracks east of Paris.
So? Frenchie needs a wake up call......they would deserve it, right? According to them we deserved 9/11.
 

dabuddha

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Originally posted by: Ronstang
Originally posted by: Doggiedog
Dow Jones is reporting that there was a bomb found under train tracks east of Paris.
So? Frenchie needs a wake up call......they would deserve it, right? According to them we deserved 9/11.
Why be as moronic as they are? They don't deserve it, no one does. But they are stupid to think that they're untouchable because they're terrorist-friendly.
 

jagr10

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It's funny how Paris never took part in the war and they're still targets. lol. I think it's because of that whole issue with the french government banning religious head gear or something similar. So either way the French were screwed.
 

Liviathan

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Originally posted by: hevnsnt
Originally posted by: Liviathan
Hmm...I am going to Paris at the end of May. Maybe its time to re-think that.

I am going first of May! :Q

Good luck! Let me know what places are good to go to..i mean like restaurants, bars, clubs....I got my toursist stuff down.
 

halik

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Originally posted by: Ronstang
Originally posted by: Doggiedog
Dow Jones is reporting that there was a bomb found under train tracks east of Paris.
So? Frenchie needs a wake up call......they would deserve it, right? According to them we deserved 9/11.

where exactly did you pull that from? your ass i assume?
 

hevnsnt

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Originally posted by: Liviathan
Originally posted by: hevnsnt
Originally posted by: Liviathan
Hmm...I am going to Paris at the end of May. Maybe its time to re-think that.

I am going first of May! :Q

Good luck! Let me know what places are good to go to..i mean like restaurants, bars, clubs....I got my toursist stuff down.


Will do, we are flying into london, staying a few days, then to paris, then to germany, belgium, amsterdam, and prague.. So I am sure most of the bars are going to run together after all that.. :p
 

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