FRANCE S FINANCIAL FRAUD PROSECUTOR S OFFICE EVACUATED OVER BOMB ALERT

Paris, – France’s financial fraud prosecutors evacuated the office over a bomb alert received by an anonymous call.

Bomb disposal experts were sent to the site in central Paris, which was cordoned off, AFP reported.

An anonymous caller had told police that there was a bomb in the building that houses prosecutors investigating high-level financial crimes, a police source said.

It was the third in a string of incidents to hit France in recent days.

The bomb scare comes after Saturday’s attack at Orly airport where a man who had been investigated, was shot dead after assaulting a soldier on patrol and grabbing her rifle.

Almost 3,000 people were evacuated from the airports and flights were diverted to Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Last Thursday, a letter bomb sent by a Greek group to the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund injured a secretary.

That incident came the same day that a 16-year-old pupil opened fire at his school in southern France, wounding four fellow students and a teacher. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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