Greek police arrests suspect behind ex-prime minister parcel bomb attack

ANI | Updated: Oct 29, 2017 07:28 IST

Seoul [South Korea], October 29 (ANI): Greek Police on Saturday apprehended a suspect, who is believed to be involved in a parcel bomb attack, that wounded the former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos in May this year.

According to Sputnik, the 29-year-old detained man linked to an anarchist group, the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF), also known as Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei.

The suspect is also believed to have a connection to the letter bombs sent in March to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and to EU institutions.

On May 26, booby-trapped package exploded in Papademos's car in central Athens, which left the former prime minister injured.

The investigation into the incident has indicated that a Greek radical anarchist group could have attacked him for political reasons.

The Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei is a radical anarchist organisation based in Greece.

It first surfaced on 21 January 2008, with a wave of 11 fire bombings against luxury car dealerships and banks in Athens and Thessaloniki.

The group was credited with at least four attacks in 2009 and further attacks in 2010, including the explosion of a makeshift bomb on 9 January outside the Greek parliament building.(ANI)