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Luxembourg bombing suspects tried 25 years on
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Luxembourg bombing suspects tried 25 years on

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Two men are to stand trial for a series of bomb attacks which took place in Luxembourg 25 years ago.

Two men are to stand trial for a series of bomb attacks which took place in Luxembourg 25 years ago.

The Council Chamber of the Appeal Court ruled on Wednesday that there was enough evidence to bring the two accused men to trial.

The pair have been charged with more than a dozen terrorist attacks which took place in the Grand Duchy from 1984 to 1986. Among the buildings and property damaged were the St Paul building, housing the Luxemburger Wort and an electricity pylon.

The bombers reportedly used more than 400 kilos of dynamite, stolen from Luxembourg-based manufacturer Luxite, to carry out the attacks.

No-one was killed in any of the bombings, however, one person suffered injuries. For years, police were unable to find enough evidence to trace the people responsible for the attacks, which sent shockwaves through the peaceful country.

In addition to the two men charged with the bombings, a suspected accomplice is expected to be tried separately at a future date.