Greek cities rocked by homemade bombs
Two homemade bombs have rocked the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki, causing slight injuries to a woman passer-by in the capital city, PressTV reported.
The first bomb exploded outside the Athens stock exchange on Wednesday morning, injuring a passer-by while causing serious damage to the building. Infrastructure, however, was not affected and trading opened on schedule.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for Athens bombing. The blast resembled two other car bomb blasts earlier this year against branches of Citibank and EFG Eurobank, a private Greek bank. Both of those attacks were claimed by a leftwing extremist group.
The second bomb went off in Thessaloniki on the same day, outside the government ministry responsible for northern Greece, but there were no injuries, police sources said.
The Greek government has denounced the explosions as the work of a far left group, most probably the Revolutionary Struggle urban terrorist organization established after last year's riots over the police shooting of a teenage boy.
The government plunged into disarray following a disastrous forest fire last week that cut a swath through residential areas north of the capital.