Youth killed in Athens bomb blast

Explosion leaves Afghan immigrant mother and daughter injured and teenage son dead.

    Recent bomb attack targets in Greece include parliament, which was hit on January 9 [AFP]

    Police said it was not immediately clear what the target was but anti-terrorism police were investigating the scene.

    The blast also damaged nearby cars and adjacent buildings.

    Radical left-wing and anarchist groups often carry out bombings in Athens, but most are small and cause no injuries.

    Sunday's explosion was the first in years to kill someone.

    Recent bombings

    However, some groups have been escalating attacks recently.

    Self-proclaimed guerrilla group Fire Conspiracy Cells claimed responsibility just last week for three small-scale bomb attacks against a police detention centre, a far-right nationalist group called Golden Dawn, and the home of a leading member of the Pakistani community, all within a space of 30 hours.

    On January 10, a small explosive device went off outside the Greek parliament in Athens, prompting George Papandreou, the prime minister, to condemn the attack and vow that "democracy will not be terrorised".

    Fire Conspiracy Cells also claimed responsibility for that blast, which did not cause any injures.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.