Blast at Swiss embassy in Athens - police

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Greek police carried out a controlled explosion of a package sent to the Bulgarian embassy Tuesday and a small device exploded outside the Swiss embassy, a day after the discovery of a parcel-bombing campaign in Athens.

A police source said a passerby threw a device at the Swiss embassy, causing a small explosion. Nobody was hurt.

A bomb disposal unit detonated a suspect package that had been mailed to the Bulgarian embassy elsewhere in the capital.

On Monday, several booby-trapped packages addressed to other embassies and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were defused and police arrested two men suspected of links to a far-left group.

© 2010 AFP

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