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French Paper Publishes Terrorists' Letters

Le Monde published letters on Friday from a group that was threatening to bomb France’s rail network. The group, which calls itself AZF, said it had planted 10 bombs that it would explode one by one if it did not receive about $5 million. The demands were made through letters to the Interior Ministry and to President Jacques Chirac. A letter published Friday, which Le Monde said was sent on Feb. 20, contained a threat to start exploding bombs if the government did not keep its contacts with the group secret. It said that “in retaliation for any deception or action” the AZF “will remain silent for 15 days.” AZF has been out of contact with the government since its demands became public this week, despite a plea by the Interior Ministry for the media not to reveal any details. Full Story

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