Greek police evacuate foreign ministry building after suspect package found

Reuters Athens, Greece Oct 26, 2018, 05.46 PM(IST)

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Greek police evacuated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens on Friday after a suspect package arrived by mail, police officials said.

Police said a bomb squad was on its way to the area.

"A package has been found which is considered suspect," a police official told Reuters. "It arrived by mail."

No further information was immediately available. The ministry of foreign affairs is in central Athens, in a building complex opposite the Greek parliament.

Small-scale attacks on businesses, state buildings, police and politicians are frequent in Greece, which has a long history of political violence.