[Pics/Vid] Athens: Bomb Explodes at Tax Office in Rich Suburb

[BAI NOTE: The following is a compilation of pictures, reports and video from Keep Talking Greece , Zougla.gr & Down.com]  

Athens, Greece

A bomb exploded outside the tax office of Kifissia, a noble  suburb in the north of Greek capital Athens. The explosion followed a warning phone call by anonymous perpetrators at newsportal zougla.gr.

The device exploded at 4:58 a.m., while the phone call was done at 4:25 a.m. Zougla reports that the perpetrators announced, the blast could occur at 4:55 a.m.

– See more at: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2013/09/26/athens-bomb-explodes-at-tax-office-after-anonymous-call-at-newsportal/#sthash.w7z2R4J4.dpuf

A bomb exploded outside the tax office of Kifissia, a noble  suburb in the north of Greek capital Athens. The explosion followed a warning phone call by anonymous perpetrators at newsportal zougla.gr.

The device exploded at 4:58 a.m., while the phone call was done at 4:25 a.m. Zougla reports that the perpetrators announced, the blast could occur at 4:55 a.m.

– See more at: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2013/09/26/athens-bomb-explodes-at-tax-office-after-anonymous-call-at-newsportal/#sthash.w7z2R4J4.dpuf

An unidentified person called a Greek newspaper and a news website around 0200 GMT warning a bomb would go off in the upscale suburb of Kifissia within 30 minutes. Police cordoned off the area where many business executives and politicians live.

The phone call was made at 4:25 a.m. The device exploded at 4:58 a.m. Zougla reports that the perpetrators announced, the blast could occur at 4:55 a.m.

According to preliminary data, the explosive device was placed in a back-bag left at the entrance of the building.

The explosion caused considerable damage, both in the tax office and in parked cars in the area. The blast broke window glass and marble.

The investigation has been taken over by the Greek Counterterrorism Service.

According to preliminary data, the explosive device was placed in a back-bag left at the entrance of the building.

The explosion caused considerable damage, both in the tax office and in parked cars in the area. The blast broke window glasses and marbles.

The investigation has been taken over by the Greek Counterterrorism Service.

– See more at: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2013/09/26/athens-bomb-explodes-at-tax-office-after-anonymous-call-at-newsportal/#sthash.w7z2R4J4.dpuf

Workers at the tax office said that they were under constant threat because the “World owes debt to the IRS.”

No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion, which police officials said was small. “The bomb contained a small amount of explosive material,” said a police official, who declined to be named.

Homemade bomb attacks by urban guerrilla groups are frequent in Greece, which is struggling to end its worst financial crisis in decades.

Attacks on political figures, police and justice officials have picked up in recent months, some claimed by anarchist guerrilla groups and anti-establishment leftists angry about Greece’s financial woes.

In June, the anarchist guerrilla group Conspiracy of Fire Cells claimed responsibility for a time bomb that exploded outside the home of a prison director.

Athens Atifa Demo

Athens Atifa Demo

[ BAI Note: This bomb attack comes just hours after massive anti-fascist protests took over the streets of Athens with numbers into the tens of thousands. You can read more about the demonstrations and clashes between anti-fascist and riot police  here & here.]

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