Bomb explosion in Athens, no casualties reported

Athens: According to the media reports, a bomb explosion took place outside a Eurobank branch in the centre of the Greek capital city. However, there were no causalities reported.

The bomb was placed at the door of a bank branch that exploded on Wednesday evening causing damage to the entrance and shattering windows in surrounding buildings. No one was, however, reported to be injured.

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An unknown informant called a local internet site at 10.05 p.m. warning there would be an explosion in the area within the next 35 minutes, Efe news reported.

The police heeded the warning and blocked off the area. They also evacuated surrounding buildings before the explosion. The blast occurred at 10.40 p.m. and was heard from far away, according to the media.