ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police say a letter bomb addressed to a retired senior Greek police officer caught fire in a post office near Athens, and has been destroyed in a controlled detonation.
The anti-terrorist unit was investigating after the envelope containing a booby-trapped folder caught fire while being handled by post office employees early Wednesday, police said in a statement. There were no injuries, and police did not disclose the name of the retired officer.
The parcel had been sent from the northern city of Thessaloniki. It was unclear who might be behind the attempted attack. In 2010, a Greek anarchist group sent a series of parcel bombs targeting embassies in Athens and European officials, including one that reached German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin.