Six more mail bombs explode at embassies in Athens

Greek police detonate some suspicious packages, controlled and uncontrolled explosions cause no damage or injuries.

November 2, 2010 15:29
Mail bombs explode in Athens

Athens bomb threat. (photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)


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Six more small mail bombs exploded in Athens on Tuesday, just a day after Greek police foiled four attempted parcel bomb attacks, allegedly targeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy and three embassies in Athens.

Police reported Tuesday's explosions and controlled explosions at the Swiss embassy, Bulgarian embassy, Russian embassy, outside Parliament and outside a courier company. The sixth location was still unknown. 

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No injuries or damage were reported from the explosions, and far-left domestic groups are suspected of involvement.

On Monday, the mail bombs failed to reach their targets — French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the embassies of Mexico, the Netherlands and Belgium. Two Greek men were arrested on suspicion of plotting the attacks.

The bombs were found after one of the devices exploded at a delivery service in central Athens, lightly wounding a worker at the delivery company.

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