Panic over letter bomb attacks

Published on 3 November 2010 at 11:13

Cover

“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.”

Was this article useful? If so we are delighted! It is freely available because we believe that the right to free and independent information is essential for democracy. But this right is not guaranteed forever, and independence comes at a cost. We need your support in order to continue publishing independent, multilingual news for all Europeans. Discover our membership offers and their exclusive benefits and become a member of our community now!

Are you a news organisation, a business, an association or a foundation? Check out our bespoke editorial and translation services.

Support independent European journalism

European democracy needs independent media. Join our community!

On the same topic