BONN (Aug. 26)
A time bomb exploded today at the office of the Israel Government Tourist Bureau in Frankfurt causing an estimated DM 60,000 in damage and slightly damaging three cars parked outside the office. There were no casualties.
German Federal police along with the local Frankfurt police department have joined together in the search for suspects. According to police spokesmen, there was no special guard at the tourist office. It was explained that special guards were put on only when the political situation demanded it. However, in the wake of the explosion, all other Israeli offices, banks and an Israeli exhibit at the Frankfurt Trade Fair were put under closer security.
The bomb had been attached to the front of the tourist bureau office located on the ground floor of a sky-rise office building. Police believe the attack was politically motivated and are closely questioning Arabs residing in the Frankfurt area. By late this evening police still had no leads in the bomb attack.