Small bombs explode along Tour de France route

By
July 25, 2007 17:19

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Two small explosive devices detonated Wednesday in northern Spain along a route used by the Tour de France cycling race after a warning call by the Basque separatist group ETA, the Interior Ministry said. No one was injured. The explosions occurred just a kilometer (half-mile) from the border with France, outside Belagua, a town in the Navarra region, the Interior Ministry office in Navarra said. The race itinerary took cyclists into Spain on Wednesday. The devices exploded 40 minutes apart on opposite sides of the road after a caravan of Tour-related publicity vehicles, which precedes the riders, had passed. The race's route was not changed, an official with the Navarra office said on condition of anonymity because of department rules. The devices were inside plastic food containers and involved "a small amount of explosives," this official said. They exploded on bluffs overlooking the road and kicked up some earth but caused no injuries, he said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

October 17, 2018
U.N. ups Palestinians' status, makes it head of Group of 77

By TOVAH LAZAROFF