Two Hurt In Parcel Bomb At Swiss Nuclear Lobby

by
Reuters
Two people were injured when a parcel bomb exploded in the offices of the Swiss nuclear lobby, police said on Thursday.

A member of Solothurn Police is pictured in front of a building in which a parcel bomb exploded at the Froburgstrasse nr 17 in Olten March 31, 2011. The building houses many companies, among them swissnuclear, the Nuclear Energy Section of swisselectric. Police have confirmed that two persons were not severely injured, according to local media.

Two people were injured when a parcel bomb exploded in the offices of the Swiss nuclear lobby, police said on Thursday.

The two female employees of Swissnuclear were taken to hospital with superficial burns and hearing damage, a police spokesman said, adding the mail had exploded on Thursday morning but police did not yet know who sent it.

Police cordoned off the office of Swissnuclear in the northern Swiss town of Olten and the spokesman said they had forensic specialists on the ground.

Members of Solothurn Police talks in front of a building in which a parcel bomb exploded at the Froburgstrasse nr 17 in Olten March 31, 2011. The building houses many companies, among them swissnuclear,. the Nuclear Energy Section of swisselectric. Police have confirmed that two persons were not severely injured, according to local media.

Earlier this month, Switzerland suspended the approvals process for three new nuclear power stations so safety standards could be reviewed, after Japan's earthquake and tsunami sparked a disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Switzerland derived about 10 percent of its energy from nuclear generation in 2009, according to the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.

Reuters