Explosive device close to church wounds two in central Athens


27 Dec, 2018 2:40 pm

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.




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