Italian anarchists behind Swiss letter bomb: prosecutor

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An Italian anarchist group was behind a letter bomb which injured two people when it exploded at the offices of the Swiss nuclear energy association, Swiss news agency ATS reported Friday.

A statement from the Italian Informal Anarchist Federation was found in the remains of the boobytrapped letter, Swiss federal prosecutor Carlo Bulletti said, quoted by ATS.

Authorities said the letter written in Italian appeared to have been sent from abroad. It referred to three anarchists detained in Switzerland in connection with an explosion at the Swiss headquarters of IBM in Zurich.

The attack on Thursday in Olten, a northern Swiss city, was clearly aimed at causing fatalities, the prosecutor added.

On the same day, an Italian military officer was injured in an army barracks in the Italian port of Livorno by a letter bomb apparently sent by the same anarchist group.

The FAI has also claimed responsibility for a letter bomb sent to a Greek top security prison where a number of far-left extremists are incarcerated, Greek police said on Friday.

© 2011 AFP

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