Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Railway Bombers

The NY Times does a pretty good job of summarizing a blackmail attempt by a seemingly secular group calling itself AZF against the French government. La Croix notes that this isn't the first time that individuals have attempted to blackmail the French government with threats of bomb attacks. In 1984, a group calling itself "M5" was responsible for bombings in Lyon, Grenoble and Nancy and demanded more than 4 million euros from the French government before its members were caught.