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Suitcase Detonated in Lyon Had Remote Control System - Reports

© AFP 2022 / PHILIPPE DESMAZESExplosion Rocks French City of Lyon, 6 People Injured
Explosion Rocks French City of Lyon, 6 People Injured - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The suitcase that exploded near a bakery in the French city of Lyon on Friday had a remote control system, local media reported on Saturday, citing sources close to investigators.

According to the BFMTV channel, the detonated bag contained flechettes and a remote control system.

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The explosion broke out in downtown Lyon, at the intersection of Victor Hugo Street and Sala Street, near Bellecour Square, one of the city's attractions. As shown by CCTV cameras, a man, aged 30-35, rode a bicycle to the bakery and set aside a bundle, which subsequently exploded. The law enforcement forces failed to idenify the person responsible for the attack despite having the CCTV footage as the perpetrator was wearing sunglasses and a cap. The police are now searching for the suspect who is still on the loose, according to French anti-terrorism prosecutor.

Police officers, fire fighters and medics are seen near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot - Sputnik International
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So far, no terror group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack. 

At least 13 people sustained injuries as a result of the explosion. The Paris Prosecutor’s Office is currently considering whether perpetrators of the attack conspired to commit a terrorist act.

 

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