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Attack in Lyon: The suspect admitted to having designed the parcel bomb

The main suspect of the attack of Lyon admitted to have conceived the parcel bomb which the explosion Friday made 13 light wounded, was learned Wednesday close source of the file.

Mohamed Hichem M., a 24-year-old Algerian arrested Monday morning in Lyon, confessed while in police custody in the Sub-Directorate in the Paris suburbs, according to the source. His father, mother and brother are also in custody since Monday.

On Friday at around 5.30 pm, a young man on a bicycle, wearing a cap and sunglasses, had placed a paper bag in front of a bakery on a pedestrian street, which contained screws, metal balls, batteries and a printed circuit board beside a remote triggering device. The bomb explosion, which contained a small amount of TATP (an explosive), made 13 light injuries.

The investigation was able to determine that “the genetic profile identified on the elements of the machine found at the scene of the explosion corresponds to that of the main suspect,” said another source close to the case.

During searches carried out in the family home of Oullins, in the suburbs of Lyon, “elements likely to enter the composition of the TATP were found,” continued the same source.

The exploitation of the computer equipment seized during the searches also “highlighted searches on the internet relating to jihad and the manufacture of explosive devices”.

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