Small explosion outside Athens court; no injuries reported

Published: December 22, 2017 12:08:13 | Updated: December 23, 2017 10:49:21

Greek policemen secure the area after a bomb blast at a court building in Athens, Greece on Friday. - Reuters

A makeshift bomb exploded outside an appeals court in Athens causing minor damage, police officials said.

There were no reports of injuries.

Two Greek media organisations received warning calls before the Thursday's explosion at 0250 (0050 GMT), Reuters news agency reported, citing police sources.

Police, who had cordoned off the area, found a bag which contained the explosive material outside the building.

They were investigating footage from cameras nearby, another official said.

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