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2 car bombs meant as attacks on UCLA research *

November 28, 2008 |  4:17 pm

Here we go again. There's word this afternoon of another attack by animal activists involving UCLA researchers. Details from the Associated Press:

Anti-animal research activists are claiming responsibility for torching two vehicles they thought belonged to a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Activists connected to the Animal Liberation Front say they destroyed the vehicles on Nov. 20 to protest the work of Goran Lacan, a researcher who used animals while investigating treatments for morbid obesity and eating disorders.

The group accidentally targeted the wrong address, according to a UCLA press release. University police with the help of Los Angeles police, fire officials and the FBI are investigating the incident.

-- Shelby Grad

* Update: Here's a link to the story by The Times' Andrew Blankstein.