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