Ex Greek Prime Minister hurt in a Car Bomb

Posted: May 26, 2017 in News
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Scene of Blast cordoned off by the Police. Photo: Costas Baltas/Reuters

According to reports, Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been injured by an explosion inside his armoured Mercedes S class car in Athens. The blast was reportedly caused by  a letter bomb. The explosion occurred at about 18:30 local time (16:30 GMT+1) in central Athens. Mr Papademos and his driver, who has not been named, were then taken to Evangelismos Hospital.

Mr Papademos, 69, had leg, arm and stomach injuries, but officials said his condition was “not a cause for concern”. His driver was also injured – but not seriously. Reports say at least one other person in the car-a banking official was hurt. No group has so far claimed responsibility for Thursday’s blast but Greek Politicians have been targeted by Greek far-left group Conspiracy of Fire Cells.

Mr Papademos was appointed caretaker prime minister in November 2011 amid political and economic turmoil. He served in post until May 2012. He also served as vice-president of the European Central Bank

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