Courts evac­u­ated af­ter bomb threats

The Independent on Saturday - - WORLD -

BER­LIN: Three Ger­man courts in Kiel, Er­furt and Magde­burg were evac­u­ated af­ter re­ceiv­ing bomb threats by email, daily Han­nover­sche All­ge­meine Zeitung re­ported yes­ter­day.

Anti-ter­ror­ism po­lice were also in­ves­ti­gat­ing sus­pi­cious en­velopes sent to uni­ver­si­ties in Greece from In­dia on Thurs­day af­ter tests found an in­dus­trial ir­ri­tant that trig­gered an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion in staff mem­bers.

The en­velopes were ad­dressed to 12 univer­sity rec­tors across Greece, from its is­lands to the main­land and Athens, and some had a printed note of “Is­lamist con­tent” in­side, writ­ten in English, a po­lice of­fi­cial said, with­out elab­o­rat­ing.

Seven peo­ple re­ported a res­pi­ra­tory re­ac­tion af­ter com­ing into con­tact with an en­ve­lope ad­dressed to the rec­tor of the Univer­sity of the Aegean on the is­land of Les­bos, au­thor­i­ties said. Some let­ters were in­ter­cepted be­fore reach­ing the in­tended re­cip­i­ents.

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