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Blast at former Greek PM's office, no injuries

Blast at former Greek PM's office, no injuries

Greek police say a small incendiary bomb has exploded outside the office of former Socialist prime minister Costas Simitis, causing no injury and minor damage.
Police say the makeshift device exploded Thursday afternoon on the fifth floor of a central Athens office block. It was made of five camping-gas canisters, a device typically favored by Greek anarchist militants.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.
Simitis, 74, was prime minister from 1996-2004. He did not run for re-election in last October's polls, when the Socialists won a landslide victory.
Small anarchist groups frequently target symbols of wealth and authority to protest government social and economic policies.


Updated : 2021-04-14 10:58 GMT+08:00