Friday, June 26, 2009

'Bribes and bombs' scandal returns to haunt Sarkozy - Europe, World - The Independent

A political scandal is gathering pace over claims that 11 French submarine engineers were murdered in a bomb attack in Karachi seven years ago to punish France for the non-payment of arms contract "commissions" to senior Pakistani officials.

Lawyers for the French victims' families believe the attack, allegedly carried out by Islamist terrorists, was in fact part of a web of financial chicanery and political manoeuvring which may yet severely embarrass senior figures, including the French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari.
'Bribes and bombs' scandal returns to haunt Sarkozy - Europe, World - The Independent
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