Greece: Intercepted letter bombs were addressed to Sarkozy

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 1, 2010 17:27

ATHENS, Greece — Police in Greece say two terrorism suspects have been arrested carrying letter bombs addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and western embassies in Athens.

The two Greek men, aged 22 and 24, were arrested in central Athens after a parcel bomb addressed to the Mexican embassy in Athens exploded at a mail delivery service, leaving one employee injured with burns.

Three other parcels seized at another delivery company while being carried by the two men were addressed to Sarkozy and to the embassies in Athens of Belgium and The Netherlands.

The suspects were both carrying handguns, and one was wearing a wig and baseball cap and a bulletproof vest, police said.


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