Two Italian embassy cars in Greece targeted by bomb attack

Two Italian embassy cars in Greece targeted by bomb attack
Italian embassy in Athens. Credit: C messier / Creative Commons

Two cars belonging to the Italian Embassy in Athens were the target of an explosives attack this morning. One of the vehicles was destroyed by the explosion, but there were no injuries, Greek police reported.

The attack has not been claimed for now. A homemade bomb went off around 4:00 in the morning in the parking lot of a suburb of Athens, near the official residence of an embassy employee.

One of the two diplomatic cars in the parking lot was destroyed, Greek police reported. A bomb was also located near the other vehicle, but that explosive device did not detonate.

Police have opened an investigation. The attack is “strongly condemned” by the Greek Foreign Ministry.

“These unacceptable actions will in no way disrupt the excellent relations and longstanding friendship between Greece and its ally Italy,” the ministry said in a statement. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni expressed her “deep concern.”

“I am following the case with the utmost attention, including through Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani,” Meloni said.

Foreign Minister Tajani (Forza Italia) is in Athens today to participate in a previously scheduled meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP).

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