Thessaloniki, Feb 12 (AP) Explosives experts in northern Greece on Monday safely defused a parcel bomb that had been delivered to a senior judge at her courthouse office, police said.

The judge in the country's second-largest city of Thessaloniki found the package suspicious and didn't open it, calling court police who evacuated the building.

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Few members of the public were in the courthouse at the time, as most trials have been postponed due to a lawyers' strike.

A scan revealed an explosive device, which army bomb experts defused.

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Similar attacks have been carried out in recent years by small far-left militant groups targeting symbols of authority. (AP)

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