TOULON, France — Four suspected rightists were killed today when a bomb they were transporting in their car blew up in an Arab neighborhood, police said.
"They were believed to be transporting explosives, possibly for a planned attack," said a police spokesman in Toulon, a Mediterranean port 440 miles southeast of Paris.
The four men were not identified. There were no other victims.
Anti-immigrant pamphlets signed "S.O.S. France" with such slogans as "France is us, not them" were found among the debris, leading police to suspect the victims were ultra-rightists planning an attack on an Arab target.
Police believe that about 10 pounds of explosives blew up prematurely in the 1 a.m. blast, rocking an Arab quarter of the city. The explosion destroyed the Alfa Romeo, damaged nearby vehicles, triggered a fire in an adjacent toy store and shattered windows and furniture in two apartments above the store.