NEWS

Mail from Italy under scrutiny

Police officials have asked Greece’s post office to carefully scrutinize parcels and bulky letters from Italy, fearing a repeat of the letter bomb campaign Italian anarchists mounted on European Union officials over the Christmas and New Year holidays. A police source told Kathimerini yesterday that anarchist manifestos associated with the EU attacks indicate Greece might be a future target for Italian anarchists, who are thought to be in close contact with Greek and Spanish groups. «It is certain that we will be among the next targets,» he said. «We are one of the countries that caused them considerable discomfort, by way of specific acts,» such as the six-month detention of seven people suspected of rioting during anti-globalization protests in Thessaloniki, on the sidelines of the EU’s Halkidiki summit in June. Post office officials have been asked to take particular care with mail from Bologna, from where many of the New Year letter bombs were sent. Nobody was hurt by the bombs. Greek anarchists have mounted a series of gas-canister bomb attacks in Thessaloniki and Athens.