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3 small parcel bombs explode in Athens

By Associated Press
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 8:45 EDT
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String of parcel bombs explode at Parliament, embassies in Athens, no injuries

Greek police say they have detonated a suspicious package outside the Bulgarian embassy in Athens after blasts outside Parliament and at the Swiss Embassy.

No injuries or damage were reported from Tuesday’s three small explosions. Police say far-left domestic groups are suspected.

On Monday, four mail bomb failed to reach their targets – French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the embassies of Mexico, the Netherlands and Belgium. Two Greek men were arrested on suspicion of plotting the attacks.

The bombs were found after one of the devices exploded at a delivery service in central Athens, lightly wounding a worker at the delivery company.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

Greek police say they have detonated a suspicious package in a mail delivery van outside Parliament in Athens, while an explosion rocked the courtyard of the Swiss Embassy in central Athens.

No injuries or damage have been reported in either blast.

The Tuesday explosions came a day after police foiled attempts to send mail bombs to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and three embassies in the city.

Source: AP News

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