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Car bomb detonated outside Bank of Greece in Athens
AFP/Telegraph ^ | 4/10/2014

Posted on 04/10/2014 3:38:17 AM PDT by markomalley

A booby-trapped car exploded outside the Bank of Greece in central Athens on Thursday, though no one was injured in the blast, police said, as Greece was set to return to the debt markets after a four-year absence.

The car which was parked on the pavement facing the central bank building blew up around 0255 GMT. The building is close to the office of Greece's international lenders.

Police said the car, a Nissan, had been stolen and was fitted with 165 pounds of explosives.

Internet news website Zougla and the Efymerida ton Syndakton newspaper had been informed of the planned attack by telephone one hour before the explosion. The blast came a day before a visit to Athens by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the head of Europe's largest economy who played a key role in ensuring Greece did not crash out of the eurozone at the height of the debt crisis two years ago.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; athens; bankofgreece; europeanunion; germany; greece

1 posted on 04/10/2014 3:38:17 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Islamic terrorism, or are the natives getting restless.

Since a warning was given and no one was injured, I would say restless natives.

2 posted on 04/10/2014 4:17:13 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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