Holder Says Authorities Are Still Seeking Group Behind Paris Attacks

French President Francois Hollande (C), French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (3L) welcome US Attorney General Eric Holder (4), and Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney (3R) at the Elysee Palace before attending a Unity rally Marche Republicaine on January 11, 2015 in Paris in tribute to the 17 victims of a three-day killing spree by homegrown Islamists.

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(Bloomberg) -- “We don’t have any credible information that would allow us to make a determination as to which organization was responsible,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said during an interview today with ABC’s “This Week,” according to transcript provided by network.

* Speaking in interview on CNN, Holder said “this is the

nature of the new threat we must confront” * In series of TV interviews, Holder said attacks -- small in

scale and scope yet inflicting severe damage -- represent

emerging threat that will be challenging to counter * NOTE: Holder’s comments broadcast as he was in Paris

attending terrorism security summit of world’s top

intelligence and law-enforcement officials, to address

mounting concerns about attacks like those in Paris last wk * NOTE: Three discrete yet connected terror attacks, including

in offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, claimed 17 lives;

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To contact the reporter on this story: Del Quentin Wilber in Washington at +1-202-654-4309 or dwilber@bloomberg.net To contact the editors responsible for this story: Andrea Snyder at +1-202-624-1831 or asnyder5@bloomberg.net Joe Sabo

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