Bomb set off near Greek parliament

No injuries reported after device explodes near popular pedestrian area in Athens.

The investigation has begun, but the government says no extra security measures to be taken [AFP]

Al Jazeera’s Nicole Itano, reporting from Athens, said the style of the attack was not an uncommon one in the city, usually meant to be “warnings” from far-left groups.

“Usually these bombs, which are placed outside of government building or banks – often there are warning calls before the bombs go off,” she said. 

“The intent really, is to send a warning to the government, to the public, to large business, rather than to cause any sort of human casualties.”

Source: Al Jazeera, News Agencies