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Two letter bombs explode in Dutch post offices

Two letter bombs explode in Dutch post offices

  • Suspicious letter bomb exploded on business park in Amsterdam around 8 am
  • Second device exploded in the city of Kerkrade, 120 miles away, 30 minutes later
  • Comes a month after letter bombs were sent to companies throughout the Netherlands
  • The police are investigating both explosions, without injuries at both locations

Two explosions rocked the Netherlands on Wednesday morning when suspected letter bombs went off in two separate post depots.

The first explosion occurred around 8 a.m. in a business park in Amsterdam west of the city center, with police rushing to the scene but not reporting any injuries.

A second bomb then exploded into another mail depot the city of Kerkrade, 120 miles to the south, about 30 minutes later. Again, no injuries were reported.

A letter bomb exploded in the post office of this building in Amsterdam around 8 am Wednesday, before a second device exploded a short time later in the city of Kerkrade

A letter bomb exploded in the post office of this building in Amsterdam around 8 am Wednesday, before a second device exploded a short time later in the city of Kerkrade

The explosions come a month after letter bombs have been placed at addresses in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Maastricht.

None of those packages exploded.

Investigation into Wednesday’s explosions is at an early stage and the police have not officially linked them.

Officers also could not tell if the new explosions were related to the bombs that were sent out last month.

More to follow …

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