Dutch embassy parcel bomb intercepted

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Two people have been arrested in Athens for sending a parcel bomb to the Dutch embassy in the Greek capital.

A spokesperson for the Dutch foreign ministry said the package was not delivered to the embassy but was intercepted by the courier service, after a similar parcel bomb addressed to the Mexican embassy exploded at the courier’s offices.

The police in Athens say the suspects’ identities are not yet known. One is said to have been wearing a bullet proof vest and carrying a pistol. According to Greek daily one of the suspects is associated with the leftwing militant group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire. The paper claims the suspects were carrying a third parcel when they were arrested.


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