Bomb Detonates Inside Car Of Former Greek Prime Minister And Central Banker Papademos

Greek media reports that an explosion targeting the car of former Greek prime minister and central banker Lucas Papademos was reported on Thursday afternoon, at roughly 6.30 p.m. local time, in central Athens. According to Naftemporiki Papademos was transferred to an Athens hospital after what appeared to be a letter bomb explosion inside the armored-plated car where he was a passenger.

Reuters confirms:

  • EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DETONATES INSIDE CAR OF FORMER GREEK CENTRAL BANKER LUCAS PAPADEMOS, INJURING HIM AND HIS DRIVER- GREEK POLICE

One injury was reported, with the first indications pointing to the vehicle's driver. The incident took place in central Athens, a few blocks from the Athens Polytechnic in a central part of the city.

Accoridng to media reports, Papademos opened a letter bomb, injuring himself and his driver. Both were rushed to Greece's largest hospital Evangelismos.

The former central banker and ECB vice-president was reportedly injured in the abdomen, according to local media reports, and was currently undergoing surgery.

The vehicle was driven by a police escort, while another unmarked police vehicle followed.

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