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Bomb exploded near Ministry building in Athens

Bomb exploded near Ministry building in Athens The location of the explosion in Athens (photo:

In Athens, Greece, on the night of February 4, an improvised explosive device detonated near the building of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. No injuries were reported among people, but the building suffered damage, according to Kathimerini.

According to the Greek Anti-Terrorism Service, the responsibility for the explosion has been claimed by the local anarchist organization Revolutionary Class Self-Defense. An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is currently underway.

Pyrotechnic experts estimate that in this case, an explosive device with a weight ranging from 3 to 5 kg was used. The bomb's power was substantial, as evident from video footage captured by surveillance cameras.

As a result of the explosion, a small crater formed at the scene. Windows up to the 5th floor of the ministry building were shattered, causing similar damage to surrounding structures.

The explosion occurred around half past one in the morning local time. It is also noted that forty minutes before the incident, there was a phone call to the editorial office warning that an explosive device had been planted near the ministry.

This marks the second attack in a month and a half following the placement of an explosive device at the headquarters in Kaisariani, as well as at the Ministry of Citizen Protection and EL.AS. Law enforcement suspects a connection between these incidents.

Cases of improvised explosive devices being planted near government establishments in Greece are not uncommon. Almost exactly ten years ago, an explosion occurred due to a similar bomb near the building of the Minister of Internal Affairs bureau in the country.