1962 Issy-les-Moulineaux bombing

On 10 March 1962, a car bomb exploded during a peace event in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France. It resulted in the deaths of three people and wounded forty-seven. It killed Roger Pateron, Albert Lavaud and Gabriel Cordier and caused significant damage to surroundings.[1]

Issy-les-Moulineaux bombing
LocationIssy-les-Moulineaux, France
Date10 March 1962
8:10 am
PerpetratorOrganisation armée secrète

The attack was blamed on the far-right Secret Army Organisation (OAS) terror group who were campaigning against the independence of Algeria. At the time there was a peace march held in the town, organised by the Mouvement de la Paix. It occurred days before the signing of the Évian Accords which ended the Algerian War.[2][3]

It caused outrage and strong sentiment against the OAS. Interior Minister Roger Frey denounced the OAS's "Nazi methods".[4] Emmanuel d'Astier de La Vigerie denounced the lack of security provided by Paris Police Prefecture for the peace event.[5] The media also especially evoked the case of five schoolgirls who were hurt and hospitalised after the blast.[6]

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  1. ^ Ina.fr, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel – (1962-03-10). "Voiture piégée à Issy les moulineaux". Ina.fr (in French). Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  2. ^ Construire la paix en Algérie, en finir avec l'O.A.S., sont actuellement les exigences impérieuses du peuple français.
  3. ^ "Le Mouvement de la Paix : en finir avec l'O.A.S." (in French). Le Monde. 1962-03-09. ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  4. ^ La population d'Issy-les-Moulineaux a défilé dans les rues de la commune pour manifester son indignation. (in French), Le Monde.fr, 1962-03-13, ISSN 1950-6244, retrieved 2016-04-21
  5. ^ M. Emmanuel d'Astier : aller plus vite et plus fort pour liquider l'O.A.S. (in French), Le Monde.fr, 1962-03-12, ISSN 1950-6244, retrieved 2016-04-21
  6. ^ Cinq écolières parmi les victimes du monstrueux attentat d'Issy (in French), Le Journal du Dimanche, 11 March 1962