Police release findings in embassy blast

Jamal al Jamal, file photo.
+/- FONT:

Safe mechanism not behind blast at Palestine's embassy in Prague

Prague, March 31 (ČTK) — The blast at the Palestinian embassy in Prague, which killed Palestinian ambassador Jamal al Jamal on Jan. 1, was not caused by the safe's improvised explosive device, it ensues from the investigation that Prague police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulová released on their website today.

 

Expert opinions clearly show that no special security mechanism of the safe was behind the blast, she added.

“This conclusion was also drawn from a test carried out within the investigation. It has proved that the explosion did not occur inside the safe,” she said.

At the beginning of the inquiry, police ruled out a terrorist act or other foul play.

Now detectives have rejected another version of the incident.

However, genetic, chemical and bomb-disposal expert opinions have not been completed yet.

The investigators will have further results in a few weeks, Zoulová said.

Jamal succumbed to the injuries he suffered in the explosion, allegedly while manipulating the embassy's safe, in his diplomatic flat in the Prague-Suchdol neighborhood where the safe was moved shortly before Jan. 1.

Czech police are investigating the incident as killing caused by negligence.

But shortly after the tragedy, Jamal's daughter Rana said she was convinced that her father had been murdered.

Moreover, Czech police look into a suspicion of illegal arms possession as they have found 12 unregistered firearms from the 1980s in the embassy building.

The weapons were gifts from representatives of the then communist Czechoslovakia, Palestinians said in a statement sent to the Prague police.

Detectives launched a ballistic examination of the firearms to rule out that a crime had been committed with them in the Czech Republic.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Log in  \/ 
Register  \/ 

The BIG Stories

MfD: Czech pub killer changed after losing job
26 Feb 2015 16:00 - Czech News Agency

Reports say Zdeněk K. was only seen by neighbors once or twice a year since 1990s

Ministry: Doctors may get access to gun registry
26 Feb 2015 10:13 - Czech News Agency

Stricter rules are being debated in wake of Czech mass shooting in a pub

Czech PM shocked by mass killing in Uherský Brod
24 Feb 2015 19:00 - Czech News Agency

Politicians react to death of eight victims plus the gunman in Moravian town

Multiple dead in Czech restaurant shooting
24 Feb 2015 15:24 - Czech News Agency

No motive yet for gunman opening fire in Uherský Brod

MfD: Czechs delivered weapons to Ukraine last year...
19 Feb 2015 10:00 - Czech News Agency

Ministries deny that lethal arm shipments took place and claim policy is tough and restrictive

Search for a word in the Macmillan Dictionaries Online simply by double-clicking on a word on the page.

The NEW Stuff

The mountain bongo is critically endangered, with more in zoos than in the wild
ANO: CzechRep does not agree with splitting Ukraine; Czech police detain man who threatened with bomb attacks; Zeman to appoint Pelikán justice minister on March 12
More inCzech News  Travel  Education