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Latest update : 2010-03-03

Discount explosives for sale in Paris suburbs

According to France Soir, explosive kits are readily on sale in some Paris suburbs at a cost of €1,800 euros. WEDNESDAY, 3rd MARCH, 2010

 

France Soir leads with a security-related story this morning, which isn’t in itself surprising for right-leaning paper. However it is perhaps surprising how easily explosive kits are available in the Paris region for those who want to blow up Post Office safes or ATM machines – an increasingly regular occurrence in the past year. The kits have all that you require for a home-made explosion with detonators included. The cost: a mere €1,800 which is a snip when you consider that it can easily facilitate a major break-in. France Soir calls this a worrying “democratization” of the use of explosives, no longer just in the hands of organized crime or terrorist groups.
 
Other stories in today’s French papers:
 
La Croix: Has satire gone too far?
 
Libération: Judges’ union says there are too many arrests in France
Le Figaro: Cost of storm “Xynthia” estimated at €1 billion
 
Le Parisien : French people who became millionaires overnight
 
L’Equipe: Spain favourites in tonight's football friendly against France
 

 

By James CREEDON

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