Paris airport evacuated over suspected explosive

Paris airport evacuated over suspected explosive

A bomb disposal expert was called to a terminal at the Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport on the northern outskirts of Paris, where an unclaimed baggage was found and reckoned to be an explosive, a policeman told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The operation lasted about 20 minutes before the police lifted the evacuation order.  "He (the expert) made no declaration," the policeman said, refusing to give further details.
An unconfirmed earlier report said the explosive was successfully defused. President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday morning that France has been "a target of terrorism" and reaffirmed the government's resolve to fight terrorism on the global level.

Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden recently issued an audio tape via the Qatari television channel Al Jazeera, warning France against its military existence in Afghanistan and claiming that France's stance would "open green light" for killing French nationals.  

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