Friday, January 27, 2023

Explosive device close to church wounds two in central Athens

Explosive device close to church wounds two in central Athens
ATHENS (Reuters) - An explosive device wounded a police officer and a civilian when it detonated outside a church in central Athens early on Thursday, police and state media said. The blast occurred around 7 a.m. local time (0500 GMT), just before the church was due to open to the public for a service at 07:30 (0530 GMT). The police officer and a second person - identified by state TV as the church caretaker - were taken to hospital and police cordoned off the area. Their injuries were not life threatening, health officials said.