Merkel parcel had explosives

2010-11-02 21:49

Berlin - A package intercepted on Tuesday at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices contained explosives and was linked to the mail bombing campaign in Greece, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.

De Maiziere told reporters that the parcel had been sent from Greece and that the explosive device was built in the same way as the bomb that exploded at the Swiss embassy in Athens earlier on Tuesday.