Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos Injured in Car Explosion
02 Juin, 2017, 10:17 | Author: Marc Bacque
Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and 2 others have been injured after an explosion hit their vehicle in central Athens, local authorities say.
Reports showed that Papademos had served as a Prime Minister of Greece from 2011 to 2012; his two guards are also wounded in the accident.
A Greek anarchist group, called the Conspiracy of Fire Cells, claimed responsibility for the latter assassination attempt. However, police did not immediately confirm that it was a parcel bomb.Papademos was taken to the hospital and also his driver was also wounded.
Addressing reporters after visiting Papademos in hospital on Friday morning, Antonis Samaras, who succeeded him as prime minister, said: "The letter arrived at his home after undergoing checks which did not detect the explosive material".
"Whatever motivates these people, this kind of attack - politically motivated terrorism - is completely unacceptable", Schaefer said.
Greek media reported Mr Papademos suffered injuries to his hands and legs after opening a parcel that turned out to be a letter bomb while being driven in his auto. Greek Police are telling media outlets that they believe the bomb was in a letter that was inside Papademos' auto.
A former Greek prime minister was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his vehicle in central Athens on Thursday in the worst act of violence targeting politicians in the crisis-hit country for several years.
A Greek central bank source said Papademos had earlier left the Bank of Greece building when the explosion occurred.
Two individuals accompanying Papademos were also treated for superficial injuries and remained hospitalized as a precaution.
Authorities cordoned off the area, and forensics experts were investigating the scene for evidence.
Among them was main opposition New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis who described the attack as a "cowardly terrorist attack carried out by enemies of Greece and of democracy". "The prime minister has been updated about all the events by the minister of public order and he will continue to receive updates", Tzanakopoulos said. Papademos' auto bore little sign of damage, except for buckling on two doors.
More than a dozen people have been convicted of group membership and jailed.
Papademos was not sworn in after an election, but because of a major political shakeup due to the country's financial crisis.
The incident left at least 54 people injured as they tried to escape in what came across as a terrorist attack initially. The police chief told local radio station DAM the gunman had filled a bag with casino gambling chips.
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