'Explosive' parcel found at German finance ministry

A suspicious package found at the German Finance Ministry in Berlin on Wednesday contained explosives, police said, adding that the item was found in an area where mail is processed.

'Explosive' parcel found at German finance ministry

World Bulletin / News Desk

German police on Wednesday found an "explosive" package at Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble's office building, a day before he is due to host his new US counterpart Steven Mnuchin for talks.

"The package contained an explosive mix," Berlin police said in a statement, adding that the substance is often used in the production of fireworks.

"It was designed to cause severe injuries when the package is opened," said police.

The parcel was intercepted in the ministry mailroom. 

Investigations were ongoing into the case, they added.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Mart 2017, 19:48