Greece: Blast outside Athens church wounds police officer
An explosive device wounded a police officer when it went off outside a church in central Athens early on Thursday.
The explosion occurred outside the Saint Dionysios church in the Kolonaki district in central Athens around 7 am local time.
According to the state media, a police officer was injured as a result of the blast. The explosion occurred when the policeman began to examine a suspicious package left outside the Saint Dionysios church, located on one of the main streets of the district.
“The police officer spotted a box outside the entrance of the church and thought it was strange. The blast was not powerful, the officer was injured in the face and hands,” a police official said.
Police are investigating the incident, while no terror groups have claimed responsibility for the explosion.
In recent years, a series of attacks on public institutions have been carried out by left-wing organizations.