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Bombers target three embassies in Athens

Greek police detonate suspect packages addressed to Chilean and Bulgarian embassies in Athens, after a bomb explodes at the city's Swiss embassy.

ATHENS // Greek police detonated a suspect package addressed to the embassy of Chile on Tuesday shortly after a bomb exploded at the Swiss embassy and another suspect package was found at the Bulgarian embassy.

The package addressed to the Chilean embassy was blown up outside parliament in Athens, where an employee of a courier firm who became suspicious turned it over to police guards. 

"He thought something was wrong and stopped outside parliament," said a police official who declined to be named.

There are no reports of casualties so far.