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One of the parcel bombs was intended for Nicolas Sarkozy

01 November 2010 / 14:11:53  GRReporter
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Parcel for the Mexican Embassy in Athens exploded today at noon in the Swiss Mail branch in the district of Pangrati. The explosion was of low power and injured an employee of the service burning her hands.

The police arrested two people the one of which is wanted for belonging to the terrorist organization Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei. Two guns, bulletproof vest and another two parcels were found with them. One of them was for the Belgium Embassy in Athens and the other one – for the French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The fourth parcel was deactivated at noon in the office of another courier office – ACS – also in the district of Pangrati. It was addressed to the Embassy of the Netherlands.

According to police sources, the first parcel which exploded in the office of Swift Mail in Pangrati and was addressed to the Mexican Embassy is associated with the death of a Mexican anarchist who was killed in a clash with security forces in Mexico a few days ago.

Arrested are two men at the age of 22 and 24. There is an arrest warrant for the 22-years old for belonging to the terrorist organization Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei. He is also charged in placing amateur explosive in a public transport bus three years ago. The other arrested initially did not want to submit his personal data, claiming to be an ‘urban guerrilla’. He is also an old acquaintance of the police, but has not been wanted.

According to the police, the 22-year-old man was the one who left the parcel in the Swift Mail office. One of the employees remembered that he visited the office on Wednesday last week disguised in a wig, glasses and gloves and asked about the parcel sending procedure. Today he appeared in the office disguised in the same way. The employee doubted that the box contained something dangerous and tried to place it away which resulted in explosion.

The case is being investigated by the anti-terrorist unit.

Tags: Fire NucleiTerrorismExplosionCourier serviceSwiss MailACSCrime news
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