Po­lice thwart series of let­ter bombs

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

AM­S­TER­DAM: A let­ter bomb caught fire at a bank in Am­s­ter­dam yes­ter­day and an­other was disarmed at an of­fice near Utrecht, the lat­est in a series of such at­tacks in the Nether­lands this week.

No one was hurt in the in­ci­dent at ING Bank, al­though one per­son had in­haled smoke. Po­lice disarmed a let­ter bomb at an of­fice of IT firm Unisys near Utrecht. No one was in­jured.

Po­lice say the sender is de­mand­ing a ran­som in bit­coin.

Also yes­ter­day, the Madrid head­quar­ters of Ama­zon.com were evac­u­ated af­ter a bomb threat.

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