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Far-right party’s offices in Athens bombed

A BOMB exploded at the offices of the far-right Greek political party, Golden Dawn, in Athens yesterday.

A wall was demolished and the windows of a nearby building shattered by the blast, but no-one was injured, said police

The Greek debt crisis has seen Golden Dawn rise from obscurity to win 7 per cent of the ­parliamentary vote in June, amid public anger over austerity, corruption and immigration.

Golden Dawn has been condemned for its ultra-nationalist politics, with opponents calling for it to be banned. Its members have been seen giving Nazi-style salutes and the party emblem resembles a swastika.

The dynamite-packed device was placed outside the party’s local offices in Aspropyrgos, an industrial suburb in the west of ­Athens.

A police official, who declined to be named, said the attack was most probably carried out by a far-left group. “It was a powerful blast that caused a lot of damage,” he said.

“It looks like [domestic] ­terrorism,” he added.

 

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