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One killed in Paris parcel bomb explosion Package explodes in building where President Sarkozy’s old firm is located

(AP) PARIS – A parcel bomb exploded at a lawyer’s office in central Paris on Thursday, killing one person and seriously injuring another, officials said.

The Interior Ministry said several other people were suffering from shock.

“Someone came to the office and left a package. The secretary who opened it in fact opened a parcel bomb. The parcel bomb killed her,” said Christian Charriere-Bournazel, the incoming president of the Paris bar association.

He said the injured person was a lawyer and that the woman who was killed was his secretary.

Another official, Francoise de Panafieu, said the secretary who died opened the package in the presence of the lawyer, who was injured. Police told her the man was being treated for his wounds. Most of the other people injured had minor injuries and shock, she said, without specifying the exact number of injured.

Motive for attack unclear

The same building also houses a foundation that does research on the Holocaust and a law firm that President Nicolas Sarkozy founded with two other people.

Officials stressed, however, that the motive for the attack was unclear.

Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said the bombed lawyer’s office was on the same floor — the fourth — as the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, created in 2000 with an endowment from recovered funds that were confiscated from French Jews during World War II. It supports research and education about the Holocaust and Jewish culture.

Sarkozy’s former law office was opened in 1987, according to the company’s Web site. The practice changed its name from Arnaud Claude-Nicolas Sarkozy after Sarkozy’s election in May, and is now called Arnaud Claude and Associates.

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December 7, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, Homeland security, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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