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Croatia Says Bombing Aimed At Derailing EU Hopes

20 September 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Croatia says a bomb blast in Britain's Embassy in Zagreb on 19 September was "terrorist attack" aimed at derailing the country's efforts to join the European Union.

Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said late on 19 September there are people -- in Croatia and abroad -- "who wish to slow Croatia's path toward the EU."

Croatian President Stipe Mesic condemned the incident, calling it a "terrorist attack."

A suspected mail bomb detonated in the embassy's post office. Embassy spokeswoman, Tessa Frasa, told RFE/RL that one person was injured in the blast.

(RFE/RL's South Slavic and Albanian Languages Service, AFP)