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Blackmailers Threatening To Blow Up French Railway

A previously unknown group has threatened to blow up sections of France’s main railway track unless it is paid millions of dollars, according to news media reports and French officials who have been involved in communications with the organization since last month. The group, which goes by the initials AZF, led police last month to a bomb it had left on a section of track near Limoges, in central France. An Interior Ministry official quoted in one news report said the explosive device was a time bomb that was “complex, efficient and in working order.” Officials say the motive in this case appears to be purely financial and they have ruled out a connection to Islamic extremists or Chechen rebels, both of whom have threatened or attempted to carry out terror attacks in France. Full Story

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