Package found at German finance ministry contained explosives - police | Reuters

BERLIN A suspicious package found at the German Finance Ministry in Berlin on Wednesday contained explosives, police said, adding that the item was found in an area where mail is processed.

Reuters March 15, 2017 22:45:08 IST
Package found at German finance ministry contained explosives - police
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Package found at German finance ministry contained explosives  police
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BERLIN A suspicious package found at the German Finance Ministry in Berlin on Wednesday contained explosives, police said, adding that the item was found in an area where mail is processed.

A spokeswoman for the ministry declined to comment, saying an investigation was underway.

"The first investigation results show that the package contained a so-called explosives mixture, which is frequently used to produce pyrotechnics. It was designed to cause considerable injuries when the package was opened," police said in a statement. (Reporting by Thorsten Severin and Michael Nienaber; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michelle Martin)

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