Greece's National Riot Police Headquarters Targeted with Bomb in Antiterrorism Investigation

Greek riot police

The antiterrorism squad in Greece has launched an investigation following an incident on Monday.

The national riot police headquarters was targeted with a bomb, which fortunately was defused before it could cause any harm. The incident took place amidst protests by police union members, who were expressing their concerns about the escalating violence against officers in the force.

Prompted by an anonymous caller, authorities were alerted about the bomb, with the caller specifying a 45-minute timeframe before its detonation and providing information on its location. This allowed bomb disposal experts to locate and safely neutralize the explosive device.

The bomb had been discreetly placed in a wooded area near the riot police headquarters, which resides on the outskirts of the city center and in close proximity to a university campus. As of now, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Historically, such bomb attacks in Greece have been attributed to extremist factions associated with far-left ideologies.

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