An Algerian man was convicted and sentenced to life in prison Friday for helping fund and organize a string of terrorist attacks in 1995 that killed eight people in Paris. The now-defunct Armed Islamic Group claimed responsibility for some of the attacks, saying it was punishing France for supporting the military-backed government of Algeria against Islamic insurgents. Rachid Ramda was found guilty for playing a role in a July 1995 blast in the Saint-Michel train station that killed eight people and injured 150, as well as attacks in October 1995 at a subway stop and the Musee d’Orsay train station that injured another 44 people. The bombings used cooking-gas canisters loaded with nails, sometimes hidden in garbage cans.

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