Nine booby-trapped parcels sent to Swiss bankers: report

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At least nine bankers in western Switzerland have received booby-trapped parcels containing highly corrosive liquid, a Swiss newspaper reported Friday.

Quoting sources in local police and justice, Tribune de Geneve said that eight parcels were sent to bankers in Geneva, and another one was sent to an address in neighbouring canton Vaud.

The first cases emerged late August, and at least four people, including a child, were injured when they opened the parcels, most of which were postmarked August 22.

Police have alerted banks and financial services firms in Geneva to the danger.

Police and the regional investigating magistrate would not comment when contacted by AFP.

© 2010 AFP

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