Explosives Found At German Leader's Office

A package containing explosives was found at the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday and handed over to police, her spokesman said.

The package was mailed via cargo plane from Greece, which has also seen a wave of attempted bombings in the past 24 hours, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.

Police destroyed it in a controlled explosion, he said, and no one was injured.

The package was addressed to Merkel herself and found during a routine inspection in the office mail room, according to de Maiziere and Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert.

Two parcels containing explosives were also discovered in the cargo section of the Athens airport on Tuesday, police spokesman Thanassis Kokkalakis said.

They were addressed to the European Union law enforcement agency (Europol), based in The Hague, Netherlands, and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, Kokkalakis said.

Both parcels were detonated, he said. Details of the types of explosives discovered were not immediately available."