Bomb kills man, injures little girl in Athens/Greece

Bomb kills man, injures little girl in Athens/Greece

A powerful bomb blast with one dead man and one injured ten-year old girl occurred a few minutes before 23:00 Sunday night near a public building in Kato Patisia suburb, some 7 kilometers from Athens down town.

The blast occurred near the offices of the Institute of Public Administration , for training public officials.

Police sources do not exclude the possibility that the dead, who was torn apart by the explosion, might be the bomber carrying the explosive device, a time bomb. It is said that the bomb went off in the hands of the carrier.

The severe injured girl,10, and her also slightly injured mother, 45, were passing the area, when the bomb exploded. Mother and child are of Afghan origin.

Police forces have blocked a wide area around the explosion spot, while the Anti-Terror Department has also stepped in.

Currently the police is examining two scenarios: either the dead man was trying to place the explosive device and accidentally it went off, or some passer-by moved the suspicious package.

****BREAKING NEWS The dead man is Afghan, he is husband of the injured mother.

According to an eye-witness who first rushed to the site of the explosion: “I saw a dismembered man, having beside him a suitcase with clothes scattered. A woman near him screamed, holding a girl in her arms. She was an Afghan and when after 4 minutes the police officers asked her if she knew the man, she told them that he was her husband “…

Latest information has the dead to be a 15 years old teenager, the son of the injured mother. According Greek media and blogs the family, mother, daughter and son, they stepped in the bomb while searching a garbage bin.

There has been not official statement so far. ****

A lot of questions have yet to be answered, primarely about the target of the bomb.

There was no warning call prior to the bomb as it has almost always been in the past.
Bombings presumably by militant leftist groups are frequent in Greece, however Sunday’s attack was the first in years to kill someone.


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