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Booby-trapped car explodes outside Bank of Greece: Police

Published on Apr 10, 2014 1:00 PM

ATHENS (AFP) - A booby-trapped car exploded outside the Bank of Greece in central Athens on Thursday but no one was injured in the blast, police said, as Greece was set to return to the debt markets after a four-year absence.

The car which was parked on the sidewalk facing the central bank building blew up around 0255 GMT (10.55am Singapore time). The building is close to the office of Greece's international lenders.

Police said the car, a Nissan, had been stolen and was fitted with 75 kilos of explosives.

Internet news website Zougla and the Efymerida ton Syndakton newspaper had been informed of the planned attack by telephone one hour before the explosion.

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