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27 Dec 2018 | 09:43 AM UTC

Greece: Explosion near a church in Athens December 27

Greece News Alert

An explosive device detonates near a church in central Athens on December 27; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Athens

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Event

An explosive device detonated near Saint Dionysios church in the Kolonaki quarter in central Athens on Thursday morning (local time), December 27, leaving a police officer and another individual injured. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence can be expected in the area of the attack.

Context

Attacks against media stations, banks, and government institutions are not uncommon in Greece, and are mostly conducted by anarchist or far-left groups.

Advice

Individuals present in Athens are advised to monitor the situation, follow all instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid the site of the bombing.

 

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