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German police looking for sender of suspicious package

AP  |  Berlin 

German police have increased their presence at a Christmas market in the city of Potsdam a day after the market was evacuated because of a bomb scare.

Officers destroyed a suspicious package containing nails and an unidentified powder in a controlled yesterday.

Authorities said today they were still looking for the sender of the package, which didn't appear to be a viable device.

The package was delivered yesterday to a pharmacy on the same street as the Christmas market in downtown Potsdam near and it wasn't clear if the store or the market was being targeted.

Christmas markets are extremely popular in and have increased security this year following the deadly truck attack at a market in downtown last December which killed 12 people.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 17:00 IST