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TA-ATTACKS: Bomb Explodes Outside Athens, Greece

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posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 11:04 AM
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A small bomb exploded just outside of Athens, Greece today. There were no injuries and no major damage. The blast took place near an electrical substation; a container of cooking gas was ignited via fuse in a bathroom of a building neighboring the substation.
 




A HOMEMADE bomb exploded today near an electrical substation outside the Greek capital, causing damage but no injuries, officials said.
news.com.au...
Authorities said it was not immediately clear if there was a link between the blast and the Olympics, which open here next week amid unprecedented security.


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The country of Greece is on high alert for terrorist attacks leading up to this summer's Olympic Games.

[edit on 4-8-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 11:10 AM
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Just checked CNN,BBC and ITN,
no announcement yet made by them



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 11:11 AM
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Wait for confirmation. Write the article then i'll upgrade to alert.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 11:21 AM
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I think this is what he is talking about it happened March 16th 2004


Greek police have discovered and exploded a bomb outside a Citibank branch in Athens, after an anonymous tip to a newspaper, police said.

"There was a controlled explosion of a bag placed near the Citibank after we were told it would go off in 35 minutes," a police official said.


www.smh.com.au... true

This was all I could find recently.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 11:52 AM
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A minor homemade bomb exploded at a building belonging to a company which maintains infrastructure works for the Olympic Games . It caused damage, but no injuries.




AP: Explosion near Athens, no casualties

The device, which police say was made with a cooking gas canister and a triggering fuse, exploded in the bathroom of a building near a substation in the town of Metamorphosi, about 10 kilometers (six miles) north of Athens. No electrical facilities were damaged, a government official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

According to the official, the culprits broke the bathroom window and dropped the device inside. The damage was discovered by an employee of the state power company

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The Athens daily Ta Nea reported that 20 percent of surveillance images from street cameras and other sensors will be lost because of delays in wiring up the monitoring equipment and problems with command center created to gather all the information



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The security budget for the Games is already a record $1.9 billion US.

[edit on 4-8-2004 by Riwka]



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 02:25 PM
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Yahoo is reporting it

news.yahoo.com.../ap/20040804/ap_on_re_eu/greece_explosion_1&printer=1


ATHENS, Greece - A homemade bomb exploded Wednesday near an electrical substation outside the Greek capital, causing damage but no injuries, officials said.



Authorities said it was not immediately clear if there was a link between the blast and the Olympics, which open here next week amid unprecedented security.

The device, which police say was made with a cooking gas canister and a triggering fuse, exploded in the bathroom of a building near a substation in the town of Metamorphosi, 6 miles north of Athens. No electrical facilities were damaged, a government official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 02:33 PM
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The greeks just released terrorists from the Revolutionary Popular Struggle not to long ago. Im guessing they are probably just going back to business as usual now. You couldn't pay me to go to Athens this year.

www.utusan.com.my... y=2004&dt=0803&pub=Utusan_Express&sec=World&pg=wo_06.htm

- Was

[edit on 4-8-2004 by Wassabi]



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