German Embassy in the sights of terrorists
HB ATHENS. The series of attacks on embassies with package bombs in Greece does not stop. While a small bomb exploded on Tuesday in the Swiss Embassy in Athens, a package addressed to the German Embassy was destroyed in a controlled courier company, police said. The consignment was received at the embassy because of a lack of sender but was returned. there were reports of injuries at first. Behind the actions of left-wing extremists are suspected.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry said it was merely a flash fire and not been a blast. The package was therefore made on Tuesday morning at the reception of the message and checks. "When you remove the outer packaging, the contents ignited in a flame," said ministry spokesman George Farago. Also were discovered on Tuesday in the Bulgarian and Chilean Embassy package bombs. Another mission for the Chilean agency was deliberately blown up near the Parliament building. An employee of a courier service, had suspicions.
On Monday, the Greek police had intercepted several parcel bombs, one of which French President Nicolas Sarkozy was at the address. The other packages should go to the embassies of Belgium and the Netherlands. Also exploded another, to represent Mexico in a specific package delivery service in Athens in the hands of an employee who was injured by light. The intercepted packages were blown up controls. The motive for the actions was unclear. The police did not believe that there are links to the extremist Al-Qaeda and suspected left-wing extremists as the perpetrators. Since serious rioting in 2008 was repeated in Greece attacks with petrol bombs and parcel.
In the last week in aircraft in Dubai and England found two parcel bombs that were addressed to Jewish institutions in Chicago. The author of Al-Qaeda is suspected in the Arabian Peninsula. The package was intercepted in England transferred to the airport Cologne / Bonn.