Bomb Hits Athens Stock Exchange

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 2, 2009 3:26 AM CDT
Members of the Greek anti-terrorist team pore over the area outside the Athens Stock Exchange where a bomb exploded today.   (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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(Newser) – A car bomb blast outside the Athens stock exchange damaged the building and injured a female pedestrian, the BBC reports. A second bomb detonated outside a government building in Thessaloniki, causing minor damage and no injuries. The blasts are suspected of being the work of Greek extremist group Revolutionary Struggle. Police sealed off the stock exchange neighborhood, preventing further injuries, after a warning was phoned into a local newspaper.