'Carlos the Jackal' loses appeal against third life sentence in France

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Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, 68, nicknamed Carlos the Jackal, who became one of the most notorious far-left terrorists during the 1970s and 1980s and who was already serving two life sentennces for terrorism in France, on Thursday lost his appeal before a Paris court againt a previous conviction for leading a hand grenade attack which killed two people and wounded 34 others in a shopping mall in the French capital in 1974.

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The life sentence given to the former political extremist known as Carlos the Jackal for a 1974 hand grenade attack that killed two people in Paris was upheld by a French court Thursday, reports ABC News.