90 Miles From Tyranny : 24-year old Muslim student confesses to jihad bombing in historic city of Lyon

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

24-year old Muslim student confesses to jihad bombing in historic city of Lyon

The suspect in the Lyon bombing finally confessed after 48 hours of intense questioning by French police, admitting that he planted the device that left 13 injured on May 24.

The 24 year-old IT student admitted to fabricating the parcel bomb, stating that he planned the attack weeks ago. He claims to be a lone wolf attacker, with no outside assistance.

In late March, he bought the explosive triacetone and steel ball bearings, before purchasing electric wiring in early April. He bought a remote control device and batteries two weeks later in May. It was one of these purchases that gave the police the critical clue.

“We have enough evidence – including his DNA – to get him,” a police source told Reuters


Investigators also searched his computer, finding documents about jihad. The suspect reportedly admitted having links to jihadist groups during his interrogation.

According to French law, he can be detained without charge until Friday morning. The police are currently still questioning his parents and one of his brothers.

Bomb planted in heart of historic city

The package bomb was placed in front of a bakery near a busy corner of two commercial streets at around 17:30 pm (1530 GMT) on a sunny Friday evening.

The area was promptly evacuated and cordoned off by police and emergency services.

The blast occurred on the narrow strip of land between the Saone and Rhone rivers in the historic centre of the southeast city. Lyon is the third-biggest city in...

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1 comment:

Mac said...

Start killing the nests if you want to win this war.