Explosives discovered at top French business school

24th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

Three explosive devices were discovered at the campus of the HEC School of Management, one of Europe's premier business schools, police said.

PARIS, Aug 23, 2007 (AFP) - The devices -- now the subject of an investigation by anti-terrorist prosecutors -- were found a week before a planned visit by President Nicolas Sarkozy and several government ministers and senior business leaders.

A police official said "a total of three incendiary devices ... made from 16 glass bottles" had been discovered and disarmed. Each had been fitted with "a classic detonation device".

HEC, one of France's elite "grande ecoles," is in the Paris suburb of Jouy-en-Josas.

It plays host next week to a summer gathering of political and business leaders organised by the Mouvement des Entreprises de France, the nation's premier employers' group.


Subject: French news

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