Mail Bomb Campaign Reaches Germany, Italy

3:23 AM, Nov 3, 2010   |    comments
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Police say "a little flame was sparked"
when a package addressed to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was opened by bomb experts at the airport at Bologna, Italy, on Tuesday but no one was injured.

Earlier, a package reached the office of German Chancellor
Angela Merkel.

Authorities believe suspected Greek terrorists are behind the
unprecedented two-day wave of mail bomb attacks in Athens and abroad. The attacks have targeted embassies, international
organizations and foreign leaders.

By Tuesday evening, at least 11 mail bombs had been detected in the Greek capital including one addressed to French President
Nicolas Sarkozy. Eight others were addressed to the embassies of Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Chile, the
Netherlands and Belgium.

Two more were destroyed in controlled explosions at Athens'
international airport -- one addressed to the European Union's
highest court in Luxembourg and the other to law enforcement agency Europol in the Netherlands.


Associated Press

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