Inquiries abandoned into school bombing
4 April 2005, AMSTERDAM — Dutch police have abandoned investigations into the November bombing of an Islamic school in Eindhoven, an attack that came just days after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh.
4 April 2005
AMSTERDAM — Dutch police have abandoned investigations into the November bombing of an Islamic school in Eindhoven, an attack that came just days after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh.
"The investigation team was recently disbanded," a police spokesman was quoted saying by website nu.nl.
Inquiries were stopped because of a lack of clues to continue the investigation. Any useful tips given to police will be investigated, but detectives will not actively pursue the case.
A bomb exploded at the entrance to the Tariq Ibnoe Ziyad Islamic primary school on 8 November 2004. Large-scale damage was reported, but no one was injured in the blast.
The attack took place just days after a suspected Islamic militant murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh in broad daylight on an Amsterdam street on 2 November.
A series of retaliatory vandalism and arson attacks took place against mosques, schools and churches in the days and weeks afterward as social tension heightened across the Netherlands.
Police arrested two Eindhoven suspects — aged 22 and 18 — in connection with the school bombing, but were forced to release them due to a lack of evidence.
The spokesman refused to confirm if the two suspects were still under suspicion.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news