Friday, July 2, 2010



TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Qc - Quebec provincial police say a group has come forward to claim responsibility for an explosion that tore through a Canadian Forces recruitment centre early today.

There were no injuries from the blast as the centre was closed when it happened in downtown Trois-Rivieres at about 3 a.m.

Provincial police Sgt. Eloise Cossette says authorities were informed this morning that a group is claiming responsibility for the blast.

She would not name the group, but Montreal La Presse says a group called "Resistance internationaliste» sent the newspaper a communique this morning claiming responsibility for the explosion.

The group says it's opposed to the practices and military ideals of the Canadian state.

Cossette says the municipal force in Trois-Rivieres received the threat in the minutes before the blast."

The glass doors of the recruitment centre were blown out and police sent a bomb squad and a canine unit to the scene.