Former Greek prime minister hurt by letter bomb
ATHENS, Greece — Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured after a letter bomb exploded inside his car in a central Athens on Thursday in an attack that also left two Bank of Greece employees wounded. Authorities said all three were conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. “I unequivocally condemn the attack against Lucas Papademos,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tweeted from his official account
Police were on alert to determine whether any other parcel bombs might have been sent out, and were checking postal and courier services. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Greek politicians have been targeted in the past by militant far-left and anarchist groups.
A statement from the Greek Health Ministry said Papademos, 69, was being treated for wounds in his right thigh and upper body. He served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012 and is also a former deputy governor of the European Central Bank.