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Pilgrims evacuated from Lourdes following bomb threat

August 16, 2010

Thirty thousand pilgrims, 900 of them severely ill, were evacuated from Lourdes on August 15 following an anonymous bomb threat. After a five-hour investigation by explosives experts, the shrine reopened.


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  • Posted by: Cornelius - Aug. 16, 2010 3:35 PM ET USA

    What kind of twisted individual would send a bomb threat to Lourdes? If the French have 'hate crimes', then surely this ranks as one.