Ministry of Interior receives envelope containing poison

An envelope containing poison was received by the Ministry of the Interior on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Minister Milan Chovanec said that the envelope had been sent from a country in Southern Europe. Initial tests suggest the substance may have been cyanide-based, the minister said. In September suspicious letters containing a white substance were delivered to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Office of the Government and Prague Castle. President Miloš Zeman said at the time that the missives had been signed in the name of Islamic State and were in response to Czech support for Iraqi Kurds.

Author: Ian Willoughby