Bomb Letter Explodes At ING Bank Head Office in Amsterdam
Bomb Letter Explodes At ING Bank Head Office in Amsterdam The last target of bomb letters sent to workplaces in many cities in the Netherlands since last month was ING Bank.
The letter, sent to the ING Bank head office in the capital city of Amsterdam and containing explosives, exploded in the hands of an employee in the afternoon. A bomb envelope was found in two different regions outside Amsterdam.
According to ING Bank employees, the explosion occurred on Thursday afternoon. An envelope opened by an employee exploded in the central building in Bijlmeer. After the explosion, smoke rose from the envelope.
Outpatient ING staff were reported to be in good condition. Police launched a large-scale investigation at the scene.
In the morning, an explosive envelope was found in a company in the town of Leusden near Utrecht. After the employees informed the police, the envelope with the bomb was neutralized by the explosive teams.
The Dutch police asked the public to be careful by sharing the picture of the bomb.
Also on Thursday afternoon, a suspicious package was found in the town of Oudenbosch near the Belgian border, near the Belgian border. The package was destroyed by bomb disposal teams.
Two bomb envelopes exploded in the cities of Amsterdam and Kerkrade on Wednesday, but there were no deaths or injuries.
Police announced that the envelopes with bombs were sent by a blackmailer asking for bitcoin-type virtual currency. However, he did not inform about the desired amount.
Legal Protection Minister Sander Dekker said the bomb letters sent since January are “worrying”. The Dutch National Security and Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (NCTV) also announced that they have taken the issue into consideration.
In the Netherlands, a person named Alex O. previously sent 3 separate bomb letters to the supermarket chain Jumbo. The suspect, who wanted 2.000 bitcoins via encrypted e-mail messages, was caught by the police.