French Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie says documents related to a bombing in Pakistan that killed 11 French engineers in 2002 have been declassified.
Two investigating judges asked for 40 documents to be declassified amid suspicion the attack was linked to shady defense deals, not a terrorist plot.
Alliot-Marie said Wednesday that France’s defense minister had declassified the documents and that ‘all hypotheses (on the bombing) are being studied.’
While French investigating judges long suspected al-Qaida-linked terrorists, the judges have said they are studying possible links to bribes connected to a Pakistan-France submarine deal.
The May 2002 bombing in Karachi killed 14 people, 11 of them French employees of a naval construction firm. — AP