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Bombing in Paris

PARIS - A parcel bomb in central Paris, exploded at a lawyer’s office on Thursday, killing one person and seriously injuring another, officials said. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22128344/

“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.
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Charriere-Bournazel said the injured person was a lawyer and his secretary was the person killed.

Another official, Francoise de Panafieu, said the secretary who died opened the package in the presence of the lawyer, who was injured. Most of the other people injured had minor injuries and shock, she said. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22128344/

According to Startribune.com, officials stressed that the motive for the attack was unclear.

Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said the bombed lawyer’s office was on the same floor, fourth floor, as the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah. They were created in 2000 with an endowment from recovered funds that were confiscated from French Jews during World War II. They support research and education about the Holocaust and Jewish culture. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22128344/

Police officers arrested 31 suspected Islamic militants today and offered a "substantial reward" for any information regarding the bombing attack.
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