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N-Testing Opponents Attack French Train

Mon., Aug. 14, 1995, midnight

Opponents of French plans to resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific claimed responsibility Sunday for the second arson attack in a month against a French high-speed train.

No one was hurt, but damage was estimated at more than $850,000.

Swiss police were alerted to the burning train here in the capital shortly after 3 a.m Sunday. An engine room was destroyed and several cars were badly damaged by what police described as Molotov cocktails.

The TGV, or high-speed, trains operate on several runs between France and neighboring Switzerland. Reaching speeds of up to 185 mph, they are the pride of the French railway system.

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