Suspicious package at Merkel's office

2010-11-02 17:28

Berlin - A suspicious package was found at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices on Tuesday and is being inspected for explosives, the Federal Crime Office (BKA) said.

A BKA spokesperson said the parcel was being tested for dangerous material on site at Merkel's Berlin chancellery.

The news came as parcel bombs exploded at the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens on Tuesday and devices sent to three others were intercepted, the latest in a wave of attacks linked to left-wing extremists.