UTA bomb link

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The Independent Online
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COTONOU, BENIN (AP) - Explosives used to blow up a French UTA airliner in 1989, killing 171 people, were provided by sources based in Benin, according to President Nicephore Soglo. Mr Soglo said a former Benin army captain may have been involved in sending the explosives to Congo. A bomb placed on board the plane in Brazzaville exploded over the Sahara Desert.