Athens police finds 4 bags with explosives after warning phone call

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Greek police found four bags each containing small amounts of explosives in four different locations in the north of the city and after a warning phone call reached a newspaper.

According to Greek media reports, an anonymous caller called at 9:30 a.m. Eleftherotypia newspaper, claiming that four bombs would explode at 11 a.m. The caller named four locations: A Volkswagen representation, the yard of state broadcast company ERT (both on Mesogeion avenue), the tax office of Psychiko, and a branch of Greek telecommunication company OTE in Marathonas.

Strong police forces rushed to the four pointed spots evacuated the buildings. After the set time passed and no explosion occurred, explosive experts with the help of specialized dogs searched the areas and found the four bags.

According to To Vima, the bags containing small amounts of explosives however without fittings and wires.

“Each bag contained 200-300 gr of dynamite,” a reported told private Skai TV at 7 o’ clock news.

It looks as if it was more than one of the daily bomb-farces and that the perpetrators might wanted to check the reaction of police units.