Bomb attack at office of former Greek premier in Athens, no injuries caused

09:16, January 29, 2010      

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A small bomb made of camping gas canisters exploded on Thursday afternoon in the Athens city center, causing only minor damage and no injuries.


Police and fire fighters work in front of the apartment building housing the political office of former socialist Prime Minister Costas Simitis after an explosion in central Athens, capital of Greece, Jan. 28, 2010. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)

The device was placed at the entrance of the political office of former Prime Minister Kostas Simitis (1996-2004) on Akadimias Street. The building is close to state buildings and the Parliament where an unprecedented terrorist attack took place earlier this month, also without injuries.

The blast caused a small fire and damage to the building housing the office.

Police are searching for clues that could lead to the persons responsible.


A fire fighter looks at the apartment building housing the political office of former socialist Prime Minister Costas Simitis after an explosion in central Athens, capital of Greece, Jan. 28, 2010. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)

Anarchist and terrorist groups operating in Greece have increased attacks against political, police and financial targets since December 2008, when a teenager was shot dead by a policeman, triggering riots across the country.

Source: Xinhua
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