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Greek tourist wounded in Istanbul bomb blast

A young Greek woman is among the 81 people wounded in a blast that killed six people in Istanbul’s main shopping street on Sunday. The woman was slightly injured by a piece of flying glass and is being treated in a city hospital, the Greek Foreign Ministry said citing a …

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Turkey claims to involve Greece in Istanbul terror bomb

Less than 24 hours after the terror attack in Istanbul and Turkish authorities managed not only to capture the alleged bomber along with other suspects but also to involve Greece in the whole issue. “Istanbul terror attack suspect would have fled to Greece today if she had not been caught,” …

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Greece condemns terrorism; no Greeks among victims of Istanbul bomb (vids, picts)

“Greece unequivocally condemns terrorism and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Turkish government and the Turkish people,” the Foreign Ministry in Athens said in a statement on Sunday afternoon, after a bomb exploded in Istanbul ‘s famous Istiklal Street killing at least 6 people and wounding over 80. The …

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Makeshift bomb explodes outside the home of high-ranking police officer

Greek law enforcement authorities were on alert on Tuesday after a makeshift explosive device went off outside the home of a high-ranking officer of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri. The rudimentary bomb comprised four cooking gas canisters taped together and set off by some …

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Bomb outside home of Supreme Court prosecutor in Athens

Special teams of anti-terror squads of Greek Police have defused an explosive device left outside the home of Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos in Vyronas suburb of Athens early Tuesday morning. The bomb was hidden in the trunk of a motorcycle parked outside the prosecutor’s home. Police rushed to …

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Bomb explodes outside building with law firms in downtown Piraeus

A bomb exploded outside a building in Piraeus in the early morning hours of Wednesday causing serious material damage. According to media reports, one perpetrator arrived on foot to the building and left a carton box outside. He left the area on a car with allegedly at least one accomplice. …

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Bomb threat that forced Condor flight to land in Crete proves to be a hoax

Security control checks on the Condor Airlines plane at the airport of Chania concluded around 4 o’ clock Friday morning. Explosives disposal units from the Army and the Police thoroughly and two specially trained dogs conducted search on the plane but also on passengers’ luggage. No bomb or other explosives …

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Far-Left “Popular Fighters” claims responsibility for court bombing in Athens

A small far-left group in Greece has claimed responsibility for a Dec. 22 bombing at an Athens courthouse that caused extensive damage but no injuries. The Popular Fighters Group said in a post on a far-left website Wednesday that it attacked the Athens Court of Appeal to protest what it …

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Authorities proceed with controlled explosion of WWII projectile in Glyfada

Authorities have launched the procedure of controlled explosion of a WWII bomb found in Ano Glyfada, suburb of south-east Athens. Residents in surrounding houses have been evacuated, police has stopped traffic in the broader area. The projectile was discovered after excavation at the boundary of the Air Force camp fence. …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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Greece WWII Bomb: Phase I of neutralization concluded, 72,000 evacuated (pcts, video)

Thousands of Greeks evacuated their homes on Sunday morning to allow army experts defuse a World War II bomb found under a petrol station in Kordelio suburb of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. Refugees and migrants in the hot spot Softex, an abandoned factory, were also evacuated. In the biggest evacuation …

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Bomb at Labor Ministry in downtown Athens

A back bag with an explosive mechanism was left outside of the Labor Ministry on Stadiou street in downtown Athens. An anonymous called had warned a newspaper at 1:20 a.m. on Monday that the bomb would explode forty minutes later. Police that rushed to the ministry found a back bag …

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Urban guerilla group claims responsibility for bomb at Appeals Prosecutor

Urban guerilla group “Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire” claimed responsibility for the bomb that exploded last night in downtown Athens. The text was uploaded in a known website of the anti-authoritarian movement in Greece. They write that the bomb had a symbolic character aiming to cause only material damage …

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Bomb in downtown Athens: Was the target a prosecutor?

Who was the target of the bomb that exploded on Wednesday night in Exarchia district of central Athens?A prosecutor, a policeman or a bookstore? Prior to the explosion, two warning phone calls were made to daily Efymerida ton Syntakton and to news website Zougla.gr. According to Greek media,  the bomb …

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Bomb explodes at Greece’s Enterprises Federation in central Athens

A bomb exploded outside the offices of the Greek Federation of Enterprises (SEV)  at 3:35  early on Tuesday near Syntagma Square in central Athens. The explosion caused material damage but no injuries. Prior to the explosion there was a warning phone call to newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. An anonymous caller …

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Athens: explosive mechanism placed outside tax office; police defuses bomb

A device with eight kilograms explosives was placed outside the tax office in Korydallos suburb of western Athens where Greece’s largest prison is located. Two warning phone calls to media outlets set police on alert. An anonymous phone call at 11:22 to private Mega TV and another to news website …

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Athens: Envelope with explosive device sent to Misdemeanors Prosecutor

An envelope containing an explosive device was sent to the prosecutor of Misdemeanors in Athens. Greek media report that the police carried out a controlled explosion. The envelope arrived at the office of the prosecutor on Wednesday noon. As sender the perpetrators had written the name of the Athens bar …

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