Three letter bombs sent to German firms may be linked, say investigators

Prosecutors in Germany are investigating a possible link between three recent letter bomb attacks on German food retail companies.

“We assume there is a connection,” state prosecutors in Heidelberg said on Friday after attacks on a supermarket chain, a drinks company and a baby food producer this week. They said further attacks were not likely but could not be ruled out entirely.

Prosecutors announced a 100-person special commission to investigate the attacks on Thursday.

They confirmed that an explosive had been identified and disarmed at a parcel distribution centre at Munich airport on Wednesday night. The parcel was addressed to the Bavaria-based baby food company Hipp.

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Source: The Guardian

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