It was the second such cache found in less than a week. The police, again without making it clear whether there was any link to the Paris terrorism, announced last Wednesday that they had uncovered an even larger cache of explosives at Fontainebleau, 40 miles from Paris.
French police were sticking to their theory that the wave of bombings was caused by the brothers and associates of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a 35-year-old Lebanese imprisoned in France on charges of illegally possessing guns and false documents. Abdallah is believed to be the leader of an organization known as the Lebanese Revolutionary Armed Faction that has boasted of killing an American military attache and an Israeli diplomat in Paris four years ago.
Premier Jacques Chirac, who is also the mayor of Paris, opened a meeting of the Paris City Council on Monday with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the bombings.