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Explosive package found at Berlin ministry

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 00:43

An explosive package was found at Germany's finance ministry, police said on Wednesday, with national media reporting that the addressee was German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. An investigation is underway. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Germany's finance minister the intended recipient of a package of explosives found in his ministry in Berlin on Wednesday (March 15); That's according to mass-circulation newspaper Bild, on its website. Police have not confirmed that it was addressed to Wolfgang Schaeuble, only that it DID contain explosives and aimed at causing "considerable injuries". It was found in the mail-sorting room. A finance ministry spokeswoman declining comment except to say an investigation has begun. Germany has suffered a series of attacks over the past year. The worst occurred when a lorry ploughed through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin in December, killing 12 people.

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Explosive package found at Berlin ministry

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 00:43