Two men in their early 20s have been arrested in Greece in connection with four mail bombs addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Mexican, Belgian and Dutch embassies in Athens.


The first package detonated when a woman working at the courier company became suspicious of the contents and threw it to the ground.

Another package addressed to the Dutch embassy was found at the offices of a second company and a controlled explosion was later carried out.

As police arrived, two men described as wearing wigs and bulletproof vests and carrying handguns, were arrested at a bus stop.

At this point, two further packages were found, addressed to the French president and the Belgian embassy.

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