Second Bomb Threat at Eiffel Tower in Two Weeks

September 28, 2010
Tourists are being allowed back inside the Eiffel Tower after it was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat. It was the second alert in two weeks at the Paris monument. The telephoned threats have come as France is on alert for possible terror attacks on crowded targets.
Last week, National Police Chief Frederic Pechenard said authorities suspect Al Qaeda’s North African branch of plotting a bomb attack on a crowded location in France.That group, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, claimed responsibility for the Sept. 16 abduction of five French nationals and two Africans in northern Niger.