Panic over letter bomb attacks

Published on 3 November 2010 at 11:13


“Greece is on high alert,” leads Ta Nea. In just 48 hours, four controlled explosions have taken place - after the detection of three parcel bombs in Athens and one in Bologna airport, along with a dozen others addressed to foreign embassies and France’s Nicolas Sarkozy. One of the package bombs even made it as far as the German Chancellery. In a further article, the Athens daily focuses on “the couriers of death” — five men wanted by police, who are members of two anarchist organisations created in the wake of the 2008 riots: the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the Sect of Revolutionaries. The centre-left newspaper explains that “both are extreme-left splinter groups, and one [the Sect of Revolutionaries] has no agenda other than murder.”

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