Three people injured after letter bomb explodes at Lidl HQ

Three people have been injured after a letter bomb exploded at Lidl’s head offices in Germany.

The wounded staff were airlifted to hospital while another 100 employees were evacuated from the headquarters in the city of Heilbronn.

A bomb squad rushed to the scene to deal with the threat after the explosion went off at around 3pm this afternoon.

One of those wounded sustained moderate injuries while the other two were less seriously hurt.

Police said there was no evidence of Lidl being subject to blackmail or threats in the run-up to the incident, MailOnline reports.

A wide cordon remained in place around the building this afternoon as officers combed the industrial site for clues. Lidl is yet to comment on the attack.

Authorities did not say whether the attack was connected to another exploding parcel, delivered yesterday to Capri Sun manufacturer ADM Wild.

The incident in Eppelheim, some 40 miles away from Lidl’s HQ, left one man injured after the parcel burst into flames, but the building was not damaged.

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