Comment
0
Tweet
0
Print
RSS Feeds

Parcel bomb sent to Greek regional police station

Tuesday - 4/29/2014, 12:38pm  ET

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say they have destroyed a powerful parcel bomb packed with nails and bolts that was delivered to a regional police station, labelled as containing religious books.

A police statement says the parcel arrived at the police station in Itea, nearly 180 kilometers (110 miles) west of Athens, Tuesday and immediately raised suspicions.

Bomb disposal experts destroyed it in a controlled explosion.

The anti-terrorism squad is handling the investigation, and has made a public appeal for information on the incident.

Militant anarchist groups have carried out parcel bomb attacks in the past in Greece, including a spate of attacks in 2010 blamed on the Greek group Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire. One of the packages reached the mailroom of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.