Norway police arrest suspect in 1982 bombing of Paris restaurant that killed six
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Norway police arrest suspect in 1982 bombing of Paris restaurant that killed six

Police said they were studying an extradition request from France for the suspect who has not been named

Jo Goldenberg restaurant Paris (Wikipedia/Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux/ Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)  / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)
Jo Goldenberg restaurant Paris (Wikipedia/Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux/ Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode)

Norwegian police have arrested a man suspected of involvement in a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris which left six dead and 20 wounded.

The suspect, who has not been named, has been living in Norway for almost 30 years and French authorities have wanted him extradited for the past five.

Palestinian dissidents were behind the attack by masked terrorists on the Jo Goldenberg restaurant on Rue des Rosiers in Paris’s Jewish quarter on 9 August 1982, at the height of the city’s summer tourist season.

The unit, comprising five terrorists, first threw a grenade into the packed restaurant, then opened fire on diners and staff with machine guns, before throwing a second grenade and escaping through the quarter’s narrow streets.

Police have long suspected Abu Nidal, who split from Yasser Arafat’s PLO years earlier, and in 2015 an international arrest warrant was issued for three former members of the Abu Nidal Organisation. One of them is the man arrested in Norway.

The three suspects have been identified in statements from their former combatants, who were granted anonymity in return for information of the group’s members.

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