Five suspected Breton activists have been arrested in connection with a fatal bomb attack on a McDonald’s outlet in western France last month.
A 27-year-old female McDonald’s employee died in the 19 April attack, which also blew off part of the roof of the building, shattered windows and left a large crater.
Three men and two women were arrested by anti-terrorist police. One was the spokesman of Emgann, a group seen as a front for the Breton Revolutionary Army, known by its French initials ARB.
The ARB issued a statement to the newspaper Journal du Dimanche on Sunday denying it planted the bomb which exploded at the drive-in counter outside the McDonald’s at Quevert, near Dinan in northern Brittany.