Bomb found under car at Albanian PM’s office

The device was removed and destroyed in a nearby controlled blast,police said.

Written by Associated Press | Tirana | Published:December 14, 2013 2:13 am

Police in Albania Friday said they have found a bomb under the car of a senior official as it entered the compound of the office of Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama.

Security officials called in bomb disposal officers,who found 200 grams of C4 explosive,two detonators and a cell phone attached under the car of Besnik Dervishi,the Socialist regional governor of southwestern Vlore district. The device was removed and destroyed in a nearby controlled blast,police said.

Rama was not at the office when the incident occurred. Police gave no other details,but said an investigation was underway and that additional security had been provided for Dervishi and members of his family.

Rama took over as the prime minister in September after a landslide win for the Socialists in June elections.

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