23 killed, over 100 wounded in terrorist attack
On Tuesday, a bomb that was placed on a bus detonated in Saint Helier's town centre in a terrorist attack that killed 23 citizens and wounded 108 others. Twenty passengers were killed immediately and three more died later at the hospital.
An antisemitic motive for the attack was quickly identified. A group known as the "National Freedom Party", an underground French ultranationalist organisation active in the English Channel State, claimed responsibility for the attack. The group released a statement claiming the act was to retaliate against so-called "Jewification" of the islands, which "belongs to the children of France", according to the group.
70 homes raided, undisclosed number detained in police "show of force" on Alderney
Residents of St Anne got a rough awakening on Wednesday morning after tactical police units busted down doors and detained scores of citizens throughout the town. Alderney is one of the five main islands of the English Channel State and the only one with a French majority population. In a press conference, the Chief General of Police, Louise Kurtzmann, mentioned that police had "definite leads" suggesting that "a sophisticated criminal network" exists in the area. The number of citizens that have been detained by police has not been disclosed.