- Title: Car blast injures ex Greek prime minister Papademos
- Date: 25th May 2017
- Summary: ATHENS, GREECE (MAY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) CORDONED-OFF STREET WITH POLICE VEHICLES, FIRE-FIGHTERS AND FIRE TRUCKS/ REAR VIEW OF BLACK CAR WITH ITS HAZARD LIGHTS FLASHING ON AND OFF THAT WAS CARRYING FORMER GREEK PRIME MINISTER, LUCAS PAPADEMOS, WHEN THE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE WENT OFF REAR VIEW OF PAPADEMOS'S CAR / POLICE OFFICER/ POLICE TAPE VARIOUS OF FRONTAL VIEW OF PAPADEMOS'S CAR WITH DRIVER'S DOOR FRAME BENT OUT OF SHAPE/ POLICE VEHICLE AND POLICE OFFICERS ON STREET BENT DOOR FRAME OF PAPADEMOS'S CAR/ POLICE TAPE CRACKED WINDSHIELD/ POLICE TAPE IN FRONT OF CAR PAPADEMOS'S CAR'S HAZARD LIGHTS FLASHING/ CAR WHEELS/ DEBRIS ON GROUND CRACKED WINDSHIELD AND BENT PASSENGER DOOR FRAME OF PAPADEMOS'S CAR BENT DOOR FRAMES OF PAPADEMOS'S CAR/ DEBRIS ON STREET/ POLICE VEHICLES/ POLICE TAPE/ FIRE TRUCKS AND FIRE-FIGHTERS POLICE OFFICERS STANDING ON STREET IN FRONT OF PAPADEMOS'S CAR POLICE OFFICER STANDING BY POLICE MOTORCYCLE/ POLICE VEHICLE PARKED IN STREET/ POLICE TAPE/ PAPADEMOS'S CAR VARIOUS OF BENT PASSENGER DOOR FRAME OF PAPADEMOS'S CAR POLICE OFFICERS WALKING BY POLICE VEHICLE BEHIND POLICE TAPE/ PAPADEMOS'S CAR
- Embargoed: 8th June 2017 17:47
- Keywords: Papademos car bomb Greece
- Location: ATHENS, GREECE
- City: ATHENS, GREECE
- Country: Greece
- Topics: Science
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IC935Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured on Thursday (May 25) when an explosive device hidden in an envelope detonated inside his car in central Athens, police said.
He was taken to hospital with his driver, who was also hurt, a police official said, declining to be named. Greek state TV reported that Papademos's injuries were not life-threatening.
Papademos, also a former central bank chief, was appointed caretaker prime minister in November 2011 at the height of financial crisis with a mission help his country stay in the euro zone. He held the position until elections in May 2012.
Greek security has intercepted several attempted attacks on Greek, German and International Monetary Fund officials over the past two months.
An envelope containing bullets and addressed to Greece's general secretary for public revenue was intercepted at a post office branch in Athens on Tuesday.
In March, police intercepted eight suspect packages at a postal sorting centre in Athens, including some addressed to the IMF in Paris and the German Finance Ministry. The rigged package to the IMF exploded, injuring a postal employee.
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