Canadian charged over 1980 Paris synagogue bombing

A picture taken on October 3, 1980 shows fire fighters standing by the wreckage of a car and motocycle after a bomb attack at a Paris synagogue that killed four peopleA Canadian academic was charged on Saturday over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue after losing his six-year legal battle against extradition over the notorious attack. Hassan Diab, a Canadian of Lebanese descent, appeared before a French anti-terror judge just hours after arriving in Paris from Montreal. He was charged for suspected involvement in “murders”, “attempted murders” and the “destruction of property with an explosive or incendiary substance, committed by an organised gang”, Diab’s French lawyer Stephane Bonifassi told AFP. The October 3, 1980, bombing of a synagogue on rue Copernic in Paris killed four people and left around 40 others injured.

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