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A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. Mr Papademos, 69, a former Bank of Greece governor, was in an armoured Mercedes provided by the bank, which contained the blast and likely aggravated his injuries, ERT said.

Police haven't officially confirmed reports the blast was caused by a parcel bomb containing a small amount of explosives. But a police official, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement hadn't yet been made, said the explosion occurred when Papademos opened an envelope inside the car.

Authorities cordoned off the area, and forensics experts were investigating the scene for evidence. The former prime minister's car was parked by the side of the road, in front of its escort vehicle. Two of the doors on Papademos's car showed signs of buckling.

Greece's former PM among wounded in Athens car bomb explosion - World - CBC News
Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos Injured by Explosion in Car - NBC News


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Looks to be barely any damage to the outside of the vehicle. Reminds me of that spoof VW Golf commercial where the terrorist donates a bomb inside the car in front of a cafe. Obviously nothing happens to the car... Just a poof from inside.

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And this is why Presidents of the United States get Secret Service protection for the rest of their lives. Sad to see confirmation that such protection for former world leaders is necessary.

As a side note, that looks to be a post-facelift S-Guard. Would be neat to own an S-Guard, just 'cause.

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I hate to say it, but the surprise parcel was probably sent by someone who lost a big heap of their money when the country went skint, and refused to pay their debts..............
So the list of potential suspects will be huuuuuuuuuuge :devil


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