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Suspicious parcel puts Greek Parliament on alert

Security at Greece’s Parliament building was thrown into high alert on Tuesday after a suspicious parcel was located in the courtyard area.

The fire service was called in and parked several trucks near the building’s Vassilissis Sofias Avenue entrance as experts examined the parcel and determined that it did not contain any explosives.

According to sources, the parcel was discovered behind an auxiliary building used by Parliament’s television station, Vouli.

Greece’s law enforcement and security services have been particularly vigilant since the recent arrest of a man suspected of links to urgan guerrillas and of constructing and sending several parcel bombs to Greek and international financial targets, including that which injured former prime minister Lucas Papademos in May.

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