Terrorist attack in Amsterdam: parcel exploded at post office

Source : 112 Ukraine

No injuries from the explosion reported
19:40, 12 February 2020

112 Agency

On February 12, at about 8 a.m., an explosion occurred at the post office of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). According to police, most likely the parcel with a bomb exploded. Local news agency Hart van Nederland reports.

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No one was injured in the explosion, partly due to the quick action of a company employee. It is known that when processing mail, a thick envelope made a "hissing noise." Then the employee decided to throw out the letter and soon there was an explosion.

Half an hour after the explosion in Amsterdam, an explosion was also heard at a mail sorting company in Kirkrad, Limburg. All employees of the postal company were evacuated, there were no victims of the terrorist attack. Local law enforcement officials regard the incident as a terrorist attack.

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The police noted that earlier this year several letters with bombs were sent to companies in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Utrecht, and Rotterdam. However, the parcel never exploded.

As we reported before, On February 8, a soldier opened fire on people in a shopping center in Thailand. 17 people were killed, 16 were  held hostage.

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