Dakar Rally: France opens terrorism probe into Saudi Arabia blast


French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into a blast in Saudi Arabia that badly wounded a French driver in the Dakar Rally.

The explosion damaged a support vehicle for the Sodicars Racing team as it left a hotel in Jeddah last Thursday.

The driver, Philippe Boutron, suffered serious leg injuries. He was later repatriated to France and was placed in a medically-induced coma.

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Source: BBC News