A bomb exploded on Tuesday morning causing serious damages at the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) offices in Athens.
The explosion occurred at 3:35 am at Xenofontos Street, next to Syntagma Square, and the noise was heard kilometers away. Several people called the police asking about the noise.
At 2:51 am, an anonymous person called Vima and Efimerida ton Syntakton newspapers and said: “A bomb has been placed at the SEV building on Xenofontos Street. There will be an explosion in 40 minutes. This is not a farce.”
Police and the fire department evacuated the area and cordoned off Xenofontos, Amalias and Filellinon streets before the blast. Police warned the guests of the hotel across the street to stay in their rooms.
According to police, the explosive device was of medium power and was in a rucksack placed near the entrance of the offices. No injuries are reported, but the damages were extensive due to the pressure wave and the fact that the building had a lot of glass surfaces.
So far, no organization has claimed responsibility for placing the explosive device. Investigations are ongoing.