PRAGUE | Czech jailed for blaming train attacks on Islamic militants

PRAGUE | Czech jailed for blaming train attacks on Islamic militants

PRAGUE —Jan 14, 2019—A court has convicted a Czech national of carrying out two attacks on trains while blaming them on Islamic militants and sentenced him to four years in prison.

Prague’s regional court ruled Monday that 71-year-old Jaromir Balda cut down two trees in 2017 that fell on train tracks near the city of Mlada Boleslav, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Prague. Two passenger trains later hit the trees.

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