Greek police have called on the public to help them in their investigation following the interception of a booby trapped parcel addressed to the French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It was one of four devices discovered in Athens – two of which police made safe after carrying out controlled explosions. The fourth injured an employee at a courier company when it went off.
The authorities have released pictures of two detainees suspected of planting the parcel bombs. They are said to be in their twenties and were allegedly carrying weapons. Three of the packages were destined for the Mexican, Dutch and Belgian embassies.None contained enough explosive to kill.
Security officers claim one of the suspects is wanted in relation to a previous bus bombing.
Two years ago Greece experienced a wave of gas canister and bomb attacks following the killing in 2008 of a teenager by police.The bombs were usually claimed by leftist groups.