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September 26, 2020

Five small mail bombs explode in Athens

A bomb exploded at the Swiss and Russian embassies in Athens Tuesday and suspicious packages were detonated by police outside Parliament, the Bulgarian embassy and a courier company, officials said, quoted by ABC News. Police said no casualties have been reported. BBC said it appeared to be a co-ordinated attack by an extreme left-wing group. French President Nicolas Sarkozy was among the intended recipients of one of four devices discovered on Monday, police said. Another of the bombs, addressed to the Mexican embassy in Athens, exploded in the offices of a private courier company, injuring an employee. The other two parcels were addressed to the Belgian and Dutch embassies. Two men were arrested in connection with the devices.
Another controlled explosion was carried out on a package in a delivery van outside the Greek parliament. The package was addressed to the Chilean embassy, police said. Terrorism experts suspect the co-ordinated campaign is the work of a group called the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, which is trying to spark revolution in Greece during the current period of austerity.

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