Bomb Explodes in Central Athens: No Injuries

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.03 - 2024 11:27 AM CET

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Bomb Explodes in Central Athens.

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A bomb detonated in central Athens in the early hours of Saturday, outside the Greek Ministry of Employment, causing material damage but no injuries, according to reports from Greek media, including EFsyn.gr.

The explosion did not result in any casualties, but it inflicted considerable damage to the building's facade and also affected a neighboring bank.

The police were able to cordon off the area in time to prevent any injuries, thanks to a warning received by the Greek newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. An anonymous caller, claiming to be a member of a previously unknown group called the Revolutionary Class Self-Defense, informed the newspaper of the bomb set to go off near the ministry 40 minutes before the explosion occurred at 01:29 local time.

Anarchist groups and far-left activists have occasionally carried out similar attacks targeting public buildings, banks, and diplomatic missions in Greece over the past decades.

The police's anti-terrorism squad is currently investigating this latest bombing incident.

A government spokesperson expressed concern over the attack and confidence in the police force's response.

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