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Small bomb damages Greek government office


A small bomb has gone off outside the Athens branch of a Greek government ministry involved in cutting public sector jobs.

The makeshift device caused damage but no injuries, according to police. Windows were smashed, desks and computers damaged, as well as a car parked outside.

The government ministry has the task of implementing changes demanded by the country’s international lenders. 150,000 jobs are to be cut by 2015.

It’s the second attack of its kind in under a week. A similar device exploded at the office of a former prime minister.

Police said there was no warning call and the building’s central location meant the blast could easily have injured someone.

No-one has claimed responsibility. The coalition government denounced the attack as an attempt to destabilise the country ahead of national elections in May.

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