Terrorism: A Case of the Jitters

A Case of the Jitters

French Interior Minister Pierre Joxe set his jaw and adopted a determined tone. "The terrorists wanted to unsettle public opinion, and they have succeeded," he said. "But they also hope to intimidate the government, and there they will not succeed." Even as Joxe spoke, Paris was a city nearly under siege. A small army of police guarded transportation outlets and other key points. The tightened security was in response to a wave of bombings that had given the French capital a bad case of the jitters. A total of 21 people were injured, eight seriously, in three explosions that rocked crowded...

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