France - and the Paris headquarters of the International police organization, Interpol, was damaged by a bomb on Thursday (28 October) planted in the garden of the building.
GVS: Interpol building, radio mast and street sign, Paris, France.
GV and CU PAN: debris.
GVS: fireman entering building and clearing bomb-blast debris. (3 shots)
Interpol is a non-political organization set up after the First World War to co-ordinate police forces in more than 120 countries.
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Background: France - and the Paris headquarters of the International police organization, Interpol, was damaged by a bomb on Thursday (28 October) planted in the garden of the building.
SYNOPSIS: Shortly after the blast, in the St. Cloud suburb, and anonymous telephone caller told the mass circulation daily newspaper, France-Soir, that a group of Spanish "deportees" were responsible. The blast co-incided with a visit by King Juan Carlos of Spain, who arrived in Paris the previous day.
No-one was injured in the blast, but damage to the outside of the building was considerable. The interior was undamaged. The bomb had been placed in a garden at the rear of the seven-storey building. Police said they themselves had no information that a Spanish group was responsible.