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Bomb Hurled at Shul in Paris

A small bomb hurled from a moving car exploded outside a synagogue in a southern district of Paris late Wednesday night, hurting no one and causing only slight damage.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility. The synagogue sexton told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency there had been no threats.

But a Jewish community leader who asked not to be identified said she was not surprised by the attack.

It came a day after a man claiming to belong to a fringe group of Jewish militants threatened, on Paris’ Jewish FM radio station, to strike not only French neo-Nazis but their wives and children.

The attack is believed to be the first on a synagogue in Paris since a bomb killed four people outside the Rue Copernic Reform Temple in October 1980.