Private bankers targeted in letter attacks

| 25/08/2010

(Swissinfo): Two people have been injured after corrosive liquid was sent in letters to several private bankers and their families, in Geneva police said on Wednesday. They confirmed a report of the attacks which appeared in the city’s Tribune de Genève newspaper. Geneva became a centre for private banking 200 years ago and the western Swiss city is now said to manage around ten per cent of international private savings. Police have contacted other financial institutions in the city urging them to be careful of any suspicious packages.



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