Wednesday, Sept 2, 2009
A homemade bomb hidden inside a van exploded on Wednesday outside the Athens stock exchange in the latest of a series of attacks against financial targets in the Greek capital, police said.
A second homemade device also exploded in a phone box in the second city of Salonika although no group has yet claimed responsiblity for either of the attacks, which both took place around dawn.
One woman was slightly injured in the attack in Athens which came after a warning had been phoned through to police. Officers were able to seal off the area but the chairman of the bourse said the bomb had caused widespread damage.
The device was detonated in a stolen van and destroyed six other vehicles as well as damaging the front of the stock exchange building on an avenue in the west of the Greek capital. Traffic was suspended for more than an hour after the device went off around 5:30am (0230 GMT).
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 3:12 am