Keyword: bomb blast

French police issue CCTV images of suspect in Lyon bomb blast

French police have issued images from CCTV footage of the man thought to have placed and triggered a nail-bomb device on a busy pedestrian street in the south-east city of Lyon on Friday, which wounded 13 passers-by but for which no-one has claimed responsibility.

Blast targets French interests in Rome as Hollande meets Pope Francis

A small bomb exploded in central Rome near a French foundation and cultural building just hours before the French president's visit to the Vatican.

Karachi: bribes, bloodshed and the buried truth

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L'ancien président pakistanais Pervez Musharraf inspecte, en 2003, à Karachi, les sous-marins Agosta 90 B de la DCN, vendus au Pakistan en 1994.  © Reuters L'ancien président pakistanais Pervez Musharraf inspecte, en 2003, à Karachi, les sous-marins Agosta 90 B de la DCN, vendus au Pakistan en 1994. © Reuters

On May 8th, 2002, a group of 11 French naval engineers died in a bomb attack in the Pakistani port of Karachi. They had been helping with the construction of three Agosta 90 attack submarines, sold to Pakistan by France in 1994. An ongoing French judicial investigation into the blast is now working on the theory the murders were in retaliation for the non-payment by France of huge cash kickbacks promised to secure the deal. But evidence increasingly suggests that the bribe money was also ultimately destined for illegal political party funding in France.