Netherlands: Explosions rocked mailrooms in the Netherlands.


Two Dutch cities within half an hour of each experienced explosions in mail facilities. The Dutch Police suspected letter bombs as a series of mysterious packages containing explosives were mailed to various companies in recent weeks.

On Wednesday, police said the first explosion occurred at a postal services office inside Amsterdam’s Bolstroen business centre shortly before 8 am local time. The second blast followed at half an hour later, at a mail-sorting facility in the town of Kerkrade in the southeastern Limburg Province. However, no casualty was recorded in both explosions.

Various businesses in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Maastricht have been receiving mysterious packages rigged with explosives last month. The last one was discovered in Rotterdam on Friday. None of the packages had previously detonated but police warned that they “could have caused serious bodily injury.”

The previous letters contained the logo of the national debt collection company, the Centraal Invorderings Bureau (CIB), which said that it had nothing to do with them.

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