A vehicle exploded on December 30, a few days before the start of the race, injuring several people. The terrorist trail remains open.
Should we stop the Dakar? The question “remains open”, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Asked this morning at the microphone of BFM / TV and RMC, Jean-Yves Le Drian gave his opinion on the continuation of the rally-raid, marked by a violent explosion before the start given in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).
« On the Dakar, it may be a terrorist attack, said the minister. We thought, perhaps, that it was worth giving up on this sporting event. The organizers have decided to maintain “
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Mardi, the boss of the Dakar, David Castera had declared: “The Saudi authorities seem to be dismissing the track leading to a malicious act. The investigation is continuing, we are waiting to learn more about what happened ”. The same day, an investigation by the French national anti-terrorism prosecution was opened.
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According to the organizers, the police presence has been increased around the bivouac.
Thursday, December 30, an assistance Ford Ranger exploded and caught fire, seriously injuring its driver. The explosion, which occurred near a gas station near Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). One of the passengers had evoked “war scenes”.
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