Letter bombs explode in two Netherland’s post offices

epa08212453 Emergency services at a building on the street Bolstoen in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12 February 2020. According to reports, a letter bomb has apparently exploded in the mail room of the company. Around the same time an explosion took place in the city of Kerkrade, in the south of the Netherlands, also probably caused by a letter bomb. Recently multiple letter bombs have been found at companies in multiple Dutch cities, the most recent one on 10 January. EPA-EFE/SEM VAN DER WAL

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Letter bombs have gone off at company office in Amsterdam’s Sloterdijk business estate and at a post sorting office in Kerkrade, police confirmed on Wednesday morning. No-one was injured in the explosions.

The first blast went off at a mail room in an office the capital Amsterdam just after 8am on Wednesday. A second explosion was reported at a post sorting company 125 miles away in the southern town of Kerkrade on Wednesday morning.

Dutch police have been investigating a spate of letter bombs, which they said appeared to have been sent by the same person, since 3 January. Police say they do not yet know if there is a link to the letter bombs sent to companies and hotels in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Utrecht and Rotterdam at the beginning of this year. According to the Parool, a letter bomb was also intercepted at a postal sorting office in Amsterdam on Friday.

Via DutchNews / The Independent UK / iAmExpat 

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