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Czech experts will examine Palestinian embassy blast substance

English.news.cn   2014-01-02 21:19:36            

PRAGUE, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Experts from Czech Criminology Institute will start on Thursday examining the safe and the substance that exploded in the future new seat of the Palestinian embassy in Prague and killed the ambassador Jamal Al Jamal on Wednesday.

"We've been asked for a general check of the safe, of what the system and the lock system were used," said the institute's head Pavel Kolar.

He said the check will also focus on what substance caused the explosion and the results may be known in a few days.

Czech Counter-intelligence Service (BIS) spokesman Jan Subert said on Thursday that they believe the accident was not a terrorist attack.

"We don't have a single piece of evidence indicating that it was a terrorist attack. The investigation has been conducted by the police with whom we are cooperating," said Subert.

Prague police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova said: "An autopsy on the deceased ordered by a court and an expert examination of the injury mechanism and causes will be performed today".

She said that the police simultaneously continue hearing witnesses, no more information will be released for the time being.

Zoulova said the investigation has been conducted by the Prague police who would inform the Palestinians about it.

"We keep in close contact with the Palestinian side and our cooperation is good," said Zoulova.

The first representative of the Palestinian Foreign Ministry has reportedly arrived in Prague.

Czech Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Johana Grohova said other Palestinian representatives are planning to go to Prague.

She said the ministry is discussing the transfer of Jamal's remains home with his family.

Palestinan embassy's spokesman Nabil El Fahel said the transfer will probably take place next week.

The Palestinian ambassador officially assumed the post on Oct. 11, 2013. He moved to the residence where is to be a new seat of the Palestinian embassy a few days ago.


Exploded safe frequently used before Palestinian ambassador killed: embassy

PRAGUE, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- The safe that exploded here on Wednesday and killed Ambassador Jamal Al Jamal inside the Palestinian embassy was frequently used, an embassy spokesman said Thursday, refuting the claim that the safe had not been opened for 20 years.

Nabil El Fahel said the ambassador frequently deposited money for salaries and the office's daily expenses. Full story

Palestinian ambassador to Czech Republic killed by safe explosion

PRAGUE, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamal Al Jamal was killed on Wednesday by an explosion caused by inexpert manipulation of a safe in the sitting room according to the investigation as yet, said Prague Police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova.

She said it was not an act of terrorism, adding the investigation continues and the police still check several versions. Full story

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