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Bomb blast hits bank in Athens, no injuries

world Updated: May 12, 2009 11:33 IST

A powerful bomb damaged a bank in Athens early on Tuesday but caused no injuries, police said.

The bomb, placed outside the Greek bank Eurobank in the southeastern Argyroupoli district, was the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked the Greek capital in recent months.

"We believe it is a terrorist attack, the anti-terrorism squad is investigating the remnants of the bomb and the area," said a police source who declined to be named.

Greece has suffered a string of anarchist and leftist bombing and arson attacks aimed at domestic and foreign firms since widespread rioting in December that was provoked by the police killing of a teenager.

An unidentified caller warned a Greek newspaper about Tuesday's attack about 10 minutes before the bomb exploded, the police source added.