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Bomb explodes outside Greek court, no casualties: Police

The incident occurred amid a bitter row over foreclosures of properties over longstanding debts to Greek banks.

world Updated: Dec 22, 2017 13:25 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Athens
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Greek police experts search for evidence after a bomb blast at the Court of Appeal in Athens on December 22. (AFP Photo)

A bomb exploded early Friday outside one of Greece’s main courthouses, officials said, but police had cleared the area and nobody was hurt.

The explosion occurred at 0125 GMT outside the Athens appeals court after calls warning of a bomb had been made to the media, police said.

The blast broke several windows in the court facade.

According to a court guard, the bomb was inside a bag left by two men who fled on a motorbike, state news agency ANA said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

However, the incident occurred amid a bitter row over foreclosures of properties over longstanding debts to Greek banks.

The government has tabled new legislation, hardening rules against anti-foreclosure protesters.

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 13:24 IST