A bomb exploded outside the offices of the Hellenic Business Federation in central Athens early on 24 November, creating a large hole on the side of the building and pavement and shattering windows, but causing no injuries.
The police cordoned off a two-block area surrounding the building and bomb disposal squads were examining the scene, just a stone’s throw from Greece’s parliament and busy Syntagma Square. Before the blast occurred, kiosk worker Kostas Papalogizopoulos said the police had warned him to be careful as they told him they had found a suspicious bag.
“We knew about it, the police had warned us that there may be a bomb because they found a suspicious bag and they told us to be careful of the sonic boom, so I was standing outside of the kiosk,” Papalogizopoulos added. Read more