Parcel Bomb in Paris

ap_paris_071206_ms.jpgThere are reports coming from Paris that a Parcel bomb has killed one person with others injured or in shock. This story is just breaking, more to come.

Apparently a package was left at a lawyer’s office and the secretary who opened it was killed in the blast.

From AP:

PARIS (AP) — A parcel bomb exploded in central Paris on Thursday, killing one person and seriously injuring another, the Interior Ministry said.

The ministry said several other people were suffering from shock. It did not say who might have been behind the bombing.

According to Earth times the bomb exploded at a building housing mostly law firms, including one founded by France’s current President, Sarkozy.

One person was killed and five were injured Thursday when a package exploded near the offices of a Paris law firm founded by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, France-Info radio reported Thursday. The victim and most of the injured worked for some of the law firms housed in the building in the elegant Eight Arrondissement in central Paris.
One of those firms was co-founded by Sarkozy in 1987 and bore his name until May 9 of this year, a week before he was sworn in as president.
No connection has yet been made between Sarkozy’s tie to the firm and the bombing.

In other news from France, unrelated at this time, two members of the Basque Tribal Nationalist group ETA were arrested by French authorities for shooting two Spanish police officers. from AFP:

MENDE, France (AFP) — Two suspected members of Basque separatist group ETA were arrested Wednesday over the weekend shooting of two Spanish policemen in southwest France, hours after the second officer died in hospital of his injuries.

The pair, a man and a woman, were carrying large amounts of cash and loaded guns but did not resist arrest at a bus stop in the remote village of Chateauneuf de Randon, a source close to the probe said.

Police had spotted the couple in the southern city of Rodez, tailing them as they went by taxi northwest to Mende, some 100 kilometres (65 miles) away, where they spent Tuesday night in a hotel before heading, again by taxi, to Chateauneuf, 30 kilometres (20 miles) further on.

“It was the couple the police had been hunting for three days,” the source said.

They were transferred to Paris late Wednesday, investigators said.