Greek Ex-PM Injured When Bomb Explodes in Car

Lucas Papademos' injuries not considered to be life-threatening
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2017 2:20 PM CDT
Greek Ex-PM Injured When Bomb Explodes in Car
Greek police experts search for evidence at an explosion site in Athens, on Thursday, May 25, 2017.   (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in Athens Thursday, leaving him and two Bank of Greece employees with non-life-threatening injuries, the AP reports. The blast was thought to have been caused by a letter bomb; an anonymous official says the explosion occurred when Papademos, 69, who served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012 and is also a former deputy governor of the European Central Bank, opened an envelope in the car. His driver was also reportedly injured. No group has taken responsibility for the attack, the BBC reports. Militant far-left and anarchist groups have targeted Greek politicians in the past. (Read more Lucas Papademos stories.)

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