Five freed after Ducasse restaurant bomb grilling

11th February 2005, Comments 0 comments

BORDEAUX, France, Feb 11 (AFP) - Five men arrested in connection with attempts to blow up a restaurant belonging to star French chef Alain Ducasse were released after days of questioning, police said Friday.

BORDEAUX, France, Feb 11 (AFP) - Five men arrested in connection with attempts to blow up a restaurant belonging to star French chef Alain Ducasse were released after days of questioning, police said Friday.

The five, all suspected Basque militants, were detained Tuesday near the Spanish border in southwest France and were freed without charge later in the week, officers said.

Ducasse, France's most famous chef who has also made a name for himself in New York, has a part stake in a restaurant in Bidarray in the region.

Twice - once in March last year and once in November 2003 - gas bottles linked to timed explosives which failed to go off were found against the building.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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