Police officer injured in blast outside Athens church

Updated: Dec 27, 2018, 13:42 IST | AFP

Non-fatal attacks targeting centres of power and embassies have been common in Greece in recent years, often blamed on anarchists or far-left groups

Police officer injured in blast outside Athens church
Greek forensics search for evidence after a bomb blast outside a Greek Orthodox church in central Athens. Pic/AFP

A homemade explosive device went off early Thursday in front of a church in central Athens injuring a police officer but there were no immediate claims of responsibility.

The explosion happened at 7:10 am (0510 GMT) in the upmarket Kolonaki area, police said, adding that an arterial road had been sealed off. The police officer was hospitalised with minor injuries.

Non-fatal attacks targeting centres of power and embassies have been common in Greece in recent years, often blamed on anarchists or far-left groups.

Ten days ago, a homemade bomb exploded outside the headquarters of the Skai media group in a seaside Athens suburb causing major damage. There have been no claims of responsibility.

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