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Switzerland: Parcel Bomb Targetted Pro-Nuclear Energy Group


A parcel bomb which exploded at an office building in northern Switzerland – injuring two people — targeted Swissnuclear, a group campaigning for nuclear energy, police said Thursday.


Two women were injured in the incident, and investigations were underway to determine the assailants, the city of Olten’s police spokeswoman Thalia Schweizer told KUNA.

Swissnuclear is the nuclear energy offshoot of the Swiss power industry association, and groups five major power generating firms in Switzerland.

The building has been evacuated, and a search is being carried out for other similar parcels, while surrounding cars have also been quarantined.
Observers view that the attack was carried out by anti-nuclear energy groups, amid widespread debate over the prospect of the use of nuclear energy, with those in favour seeking to replenish laws on its uses, and opposition groups calling to seek alternatives.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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