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Algerian jailed over 1995 Paris blasts

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It is less than four months since he was extradited from Britain after a decade-long legal battle.But today Rachid Ramda was given a 10 year jail sentence in France in connection with a series of bombings. A court in Paris heard how he was involved in the preparation of attacks in 1995 that left eight people dead and 200 others injured.

Ramda, an Algerian who denied involvement from the start of his trial, was convicted of criminal association with a terrorist organisation. The eight deaths occured in the bombing of the Saint Michel Metro station in the French capital. Ramda now faces a possible second trial amid claims he played a direct role in the attacks.