Parcel Bombs Hit Greek Capital

Greece-ParliamentEmbassies in Athens, Greece, were targeted with parcel bombs on Tuesday, marking the second time in as many days that explosives have been found in the Greek capital.

One of the parcel bombs addressed to the Swiss embassy exploded when its packaging was destroyed. No one was injured in the incident, Swiss Foreign Ministry spokesman Georg Farago said. Parcel bombs were also found in the Chilean and Bulgarian embassies, while one addressed to the German embassy was intercepted at a courier company. Another explosive-containing parcel was also recovered outside parliament.

Parliament President Filippos Petsalnikos condemned the acts while saying that lawmakers will not be frightened by such attacks. “Such deplorable actions terrorize neither the members of parliament nor parliament (itself). Such actions are unacceptable, contemptible, and condemnable,” he said.

No group has owned up to the attempts against the embassies, but police said Greek leftist guerrillas may be behind the wave of parcel bomb attacks.