Athens: Greek militant anarchist group claims responsibility for bomb blast in bookstore

Police in Greece say a central Athens bookstore selling survivalist literature has been targeted in a bomb attack, causing damage but no injuries.

AP October 13, 2016 15:56:00 IST
Athens: Greek militant anarchist group claims responsibility for bomb blast in bookstore

Greece: Police in Greece say a central Athens bookstore selling survivalist literature has been targeted in a bomb attack, causing damage but no injuries.

Athens Greek militant anarchist group claims responsibility for bomb blast in bookstore

The police outside the bookstore. AP

The blast occurred late Wednesday following warning telephone calls to a newspaper and news website, with the device exploding a few minutes earlier than the time given by the anonymous caller.

The explosion damaged the store as well as nearby parked cars and apartment block windows. It happened near a police station in a neighborhood where militant anarchist groups are active.

Bomb and arson attacks are relatively common in Greece, mostly targeting banks and politicians' offices, and rarely causing injury.

A Greek militant anarchist group claimed responsibility for the blast. The Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire nihilist group said Thursday the attack targeted a prosecutor living in the block of flats above the ground-floor bookshop.

In a posting on a left-wing website, the group accused prosecutor Georgia Tsatani of corruption and excessive severity in her handling of a case involving the wife of a convicted group member.

The group has claimed responsibility for a series of blasts, including a failed parcel bomb campaign that targeted European politicians in 2010.

Updated Date:

also read

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Denmark book Qatar 2022 ticket as England are held
Sports

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Denmark book Qatar 2022 ticket as England are held

Joakim Maehle scored in the 53rd minute to send the Danes to Qatar as they build on their surprise run at Euro 2020 this summer when they reached the semi-finals.

Mumbai cruise drugs case: Sameer Wankhede writes to Mumbai Police chief, seeks protection from action on 'false charges'
India

Mumbai cruise drugs case: Sameer Wankhede writes to Mumbai Police chief, seeks protection from action on 'false charges'

Wankhede, an IRS officer of the 2008 batch, claimed the threat of jail and dismissal have been issued against him on public media by highly respectable public functionaries

Mumbai Police uses 'red, green light' scene from Netflix's 'Squid Game' to issue traffic advisory
India

Mumbai Police uses 'red, green light' scene from Netflix's 'Squid Game' to issue traffic advisory

The city's cops are known to use latest trends to spread awareness about various issues