Bombs Damage Luxembourg Airport Radar; One Injury With laserphotos LUX-1 and 2
LUXEMBOURG (AP) _ Two bombs destroyed radar equipment at Luxembourg’s Findel airport causing more than $1 million in damage, and a booby-trapped flashlight wounded one man at the site, police reported Sunday.
They said an airport worker’s left hand was slightly injured when he picked up the flashlight, which contained a detonator but no charge, while going through the rubble Sunday afternoon.
It was the 12th bomb attack in this tiny European country in six months. As in the previous bombings, there was no claim of responsibility.
The two bombs exploded late Saturday - one hour before the last scheduled flight was to arrive at the airport three miles east of the capital city, police spokesman Jean Schutz said.
″The bombs destroyed radar equipment which is used to guide incoming flights to the landing strip in dense fog. The bombs caused about 60 million francs ($1.1 million) in damage,″ Schutz said.
The airport was functioning normally Sunday, he added.
Police, as in the previous bombings, reported no leads.
The recent string of bomb attacks in Luxembourg began May 7 when two bombs toppled four high-voltage towers, injuring five people.
Other targets have included a swimming pool complex, a telephone center and state police offices.
On Oct. 20, a bomb damaged Luxembourg’s Court of Justice, but caused no injuries.