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Latest update : 2010-09-27

French authorities say no explosives have been found after the capital’s Saint Lazare train station had to be evacuated following an anonymous phone call to police concerning a bomb alert.

AP - Police and France’s railway operator say authorities briefly evacuated a train station in a bustling area near Paris’ historic Opera house following a bomb alert.

Police say bomb squads and lab technicians turned up no explosives in a search at the Saint-Lazare station after an anonymous caller phoned in the bomb threat to police.
 
French authorities say France is facing an elevated terror threat. They suspect al-Qaida’s North African affiliate of plotting a bomb attack on a crowded target.
 
A bomb alert led police to evacuate the Eiffel Tower on Sept. 14, though no explosives were found.
 
The French Senate voted earlier this month to ban burqa-style Islamic veils in France, a subject that has prompted warnings by al-Qaida’s north Africa wing.

 

Date created : 2010-09-27

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