France: “Carlos the Jackal” on trial for 1974 Paris grenade bombing

Source: United Press International

“Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the Venezuelan terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal, is facing a trial Monday for allegedly throwing a grenade in a Paris shopping center in 1974. Ramirez Sanchez, 67, was once one of the world’s most wanted terror suspects for carrying out several killings in the name of Palestinian and communist causes, including a bombing on a train traveling between Paris and Toulouse in 1982 that killed five people. He is serving two life terms. In his latest trial, prosecutors accuse Ramirez Sanchez of throwing a hand grenade into a shopping center in Paris'[s] Latin Quarter in September 1974, killing two people and injuring 34.” (03/13/17)