Bomb explodes near Athens stock market

Violence has struck Greece a number of times since the police shooting of a teenager in December.

Bomb explodes near Athens stock market

A bomb in a car exploded outside the Athens stock exchange on Wednesday, causing no casualties but slightly damaging the building and setting eight vehicles ablaze, Greek police said.

They said a Greek newspaper had received a warning call before the explosion.

"It was an explosive device. The remains of it were found in a damaged car," said a police official.

"The blast was strong but damage to the building was minor. Eight cars are on fire," said the official.

Violence has struck Greece a number of times since the police shooting of a teenager in December.

The shooting sparked Greece's worst riots in decades.

Reuters

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