Explosives Found at Printemps Department Store in Paris


French police said a bomb had been placed in the third-floor toilets and four others hidden elsewhere in the store. (AFP)

French police found a package of explosives at the Printemps department store complex in central Paris.
A group calling itself the Afghan Revolutionary Front took responsibility. They are demanding the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan.
Reuters reported:

Explosives were found in a central Paris store on Tuesday following a tip off from a group demanding the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan, a spokesman at the Paris prosecutors office said.

The group named itself the Afghan Revolutionary Front, which is not known to the police, the spokesman said.

The five sticks of explosives did not have detonators attached and the spokesman said French anti-terrorist police thought the devices had been placed as a warning.

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