Informo | Facing US extradition, 9/11 suspect attacks French prison guards

Facing US extradition, 9/11 suspect attacks French prison guards


A German national believed to have been linked to Osama bin Laden and convicted for a 2002 attack on a Tunisian synagogue attacked four guards in a northern French prison on Thursday, weeks before becoming eligible for extradition to the US. Christian Ganczarski, a German convert to Islam who spent time in Afghanistan and is believed to have been an adviser to former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was arrested in France in 2003. He was sentenced in 2009 to 18 years in prison for being one of the masterminds behind the attack in the Tunisian island of Djerba that killed 21 people. The victims were killed when the bomber drove a tanker truck filled with cooking gas to the synagogue and blew it up as they were entering the building, which was virtually destroyed. A synagogue had stood on the site for 1,900 years.




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