Bomb Explodes in Northern Greek City; One Person Is Injured

Bomb Explodes in Northern Greek City; One Person Is Injured
# 14 May 2010 18:40 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. A bomb exploded in a courthouse in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, slightly injuring one person. The blast took place almost 12 hours after a similar one in Athens, APA reports quoting “Business Week” magazine.
Today’s explosion, in the men’s bathroom at the courthouse, occurred at about 1:30 p.m. and was preceded by warning calls to a television station and to a newspaper, a police spokesman said.
The courthouse was evacuated before the blast, the spokesman said. No estimate of damage or other details were immediately available.
The incident follows yesterday’s explosion on the outskirts of Athens, near the capital’s biggest prison. In that blast, nearby buildings were damaged and windows blown out, slightly injuring a woman. No group has claimed responsibility for either explosion.
Greek authorities arrested and charged six people last month on suspicion of involvement with the militant group Revolutionary Struggle. Subsequent searches uncovered an arsenal of weapons, including an RPG-7 rocket-launcher, guns, grenades and explosives.
Revolutionary Struggle, which first surfaced in 2003, is designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. The group has claimed responsibility for attacks on banks, international companies and police officers and is best known for firing a rocket at the U.S. Embassy in Athens in January 2007.
In declarations to media, the group has said it will use the global financial crisis to spur a revolt to end capitalism.
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