Post bomb kills one, injures 11

Post bomb kills one, injures 11

Frankfurt - One woman was killed and 11 people were injured when a package bomb filled with metal screws exploded on a post office conveyer belt. "There was an explosive device inside. So that the splinter effect would be greater, there were metal screws," said a police spokesman. It appeared the bomb was not intended to go off in the post office. "The way it looks, it wasn't an attack against the post, but the package was supposed to be sent someplace," the spokesman added. There were no customers in Frankfurt's main package distribution centre, when the bomb exploded. Police were trying to piece together the shredded package to track down the addressee. The package exploded shortly before 8 a.m. (6am GMT), just after it was taken from a cart and placed on a conveyor belt by a woman who was only slightly injured. However, another woman working nearby was so seriously injured that she died at a Frankfurt hospital about three hours later. Two other postal employees, a man and a woman, were taken to hospital in a serious condition with burns and other injuries to their faces, hands and torsos. AP

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