Tagged: Bomb

Police defuse hand grenade bomb found outside Dafni precinct

Police bomb disposal experts defused an explosive device comprising a hand grenade on Saturday after receiving an anonymous caller telephoned a threat that the bomb would detonate outside the police precinct in Dafni, southern Athens. The bomb was found in a bag that had been placed in a small park behind the police precinct. The […]

Buried World War II bomb prompts evacuation in Thessaloniki on Sunday

Authorities in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, will be evacuating thousands of people from their homes on Sunday as bomb experts attempt to disarm and remove a large World War II bomb. The bomb was discovered during excavations at a gas station last week in the populous suburb of Kordelio, prompting an emergency meeting between regional authorities, […]

Bomb alert at Deposits and Loans Fund in Athens

Police were investigating an anonymous phone call made early on Friday warning that a bomb had been placed at the Deposits and Loans Fund located on Akadimias Street in central Athens. According to initial reports an unidentified caller, who claimed to be a member of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire guerilla group, contacted […]

Bomb planted in the car of a Korydallos prison guard

The car of a Korydallos prison guard exploded outside his home in the area of Egaleo early on Tuesday morning. According to the police, the bomb was planted on the car’s rear side wheel on the driver’s side, went off at around 3am. The blast totally destroyed car and the police has launched an investigation. […]

Navy bomb squad neutralizes 350-kilo naval mine off Larissa

A fisherman discovered a 350-kilo naval mine, which was likely left over from the Second World War, about 1 mile off the coast of Mesagala, near Larissa and at a depth of 15 meters. Navy divers and bomb experts were called out and successfully managed to neutralize the naval mine via a controlled explosion, after […]

Athens couthouse evacuated after bomb threat

The main courthouse in Athens at a former Evelpidon military school was evacuated on Tuesday following a bomb threat. Buildings 8, 9 and 13 have been cleared as bomb disposal experts investigate a claim by an anonymous caller, a woman, saying that urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire had placed an explosive […]

North Korea says conducted ‘successful’ H-bomb test

North Korea said on Wednesday that it had carried out a “successful” hydrogen bomb test, a claim that, if true, massively raises the stakes over the hermit state’s banned nuclear programme. International condemnation was swift with neighbours South Korea and Japan decrying a gross violation of UN Security Council resolutions, while the White House said […]

Soccer federation HQ evacuated after bomb threat

The headquarters of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) in Goudi, east of the center of Athens, have been evacuated after an anonymous caller warned that a bomb will go off inside the building. Police have cleared the area and bomb disposal experts are searching the premises after the caller telephoned the Efimerida ton Syntakton daily […]

Ferry sails following bomb scare

Passenger ferry Evia Star was evacuated on Tuesday morning following a bomb threat, authorities announced. According to early reports, police forces inspected the vessel following an anonymous call and all 48 passengers were evacuated. No suspicious material was found, authorities said. The ferry resumed its regular services to Marmari, southern Evia, later in the day.

Bomb blast at Hellenic Federation of Engerprises offices in Athens

A bomb exploded outside the offices of a Greek business federation in central Athens early on Tuesday, police officials said, smashing windows but causing no injuries. Attacks against banks, politicians, journalists and businesspeople are not uncommon in Greece, which has a long history of political violence and has been mired in its worst economic crisis […]

European University evacuated after bomb threat

Nicosia’s European University of Cyprus has been evacuated on Thursday, after police received a message of an explosive device on campus. Bomb squad officials arrived on the scene along with special dogs to investigate the threat they received. Speaking to Radio Proto, the rector of the university Costas Gouliamos, said that the buildings had been […]