Sudden blast outside Athens Church at 7:10 am, injured many - TNBCLive

Today, early in the morning, a homemade explosive device went off in front of a Church in central Athens, which injured a Police Officer and the caretaker, reports source.

The sudden explosion took place around 7:10 am (0510 GMT) near the upmarket Kolonaki area, said Athens Police, adding that an arterial road had been sealed off immediately.

The Church caretaker was also hospitalized after the sudden explosion.

A worker at a cafe near the Athens Church told the source that the blast had been “powerful”.

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

10-years ago, a homemade bomb blast outside the headquarters of the Skai media group in a seaside Athens suburb caused major damage. However, there have been no claims of responsibility yet.

Further details are awaited.

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