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More parcel bombs found in Athens


A parcel bomb addressed to the French embassy has been denoted in Athens. Police are investigating other packages at a courier company in the Greek capital. 
They are the latest in a string of devices discovered this week – two of which exploded at the Swiss and Russian embassies in Athens on Tuesday. 
Two men appeared in court earlier on terrorism charges relating to two parcel bombs discovered on Monday. Both refused to speak or acknowledge the court. 
The men, aged 22 and 24, were found in possession of two parcel bombs – one addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. An arrest warrant had previously been issued for one of the men for his involvement with the militant group, Fire Conspiracy Cells, which has staged attacks on the Greek government over the past year.
Greek police said their inquiry had shown no links to Al Qaeda. It is believed the bombing campaign is intended to disrupt local elections in Greece on Sunday.
Explosive devices have also been discovered at German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices in Berlin, and one addressed to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi burst into flames when checked in Italy.

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