Wednesday, April 8, 2009

French Police Find Bomb Materials, ETA Suspected

After a quiet end to the month of March the terrorist group ETA starts off April with a bang. French police found a huge amount of explosives in the south-eastern city of Grenoble, France that is suspected to belong to ETA.

A total of 660 pounds ammonium nitrate and powdered aluminium were found by the owner of the garage in the French city far away from ETA activity. These materials can be used to make deadly bombs and a large number of them with 660 pounds.

The owner broke open the lock of the garage because he had not received rent in three months. "I found some bags, I opened one of them which contained white powder and straight away I informed the police," he told the AFP news agency.

This just comes one week after a Basque woman was sentenced to 15 years in a Paris court for running a French-based cell that identified targets for ETA, according to a BBC article.

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