Ex-Greece prime minister Lucas Papademos injured in car blast: Report

Athens: Former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos was hurt on Thursday when an explosive device went off inside his car in Athens, state news agencies said.

 Ex-Greece prime minister Lucas Papademos injured in car blast: Report

File image of former Greece prime minister Lucas Papademos. AP

State TV ERT said Papademos and his driver were both "seriously hurt" and rushed to a nearby hospital.

"We are shocked. I wish to condemn this heinous act," media minister Nikos Pappas told the station.

ERT said Papademos, PM from 2011 to 2012, had been targeted by a letter bomb.

A police source said a number of people had been hurt but could not say if Papademos himself was in the car at the time of the blast.

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Updated Date: May 25, 2017 22:45:25 IST