Explosives target 2 diplomat cars part of Italian embassy in Greece
No injuries have been reported.
Two explosive devices have targeted cars belonging to the Italian embassy in Greece on Friday - one of the two has exploded, causing no injuries, according to Greek police.
Investigations are still underway, and there is no claim of responsibility.
Police report that a homemade bomb exploded at around 4:00 AM, damaging a vehicle parked in the vicinity of an embassy officer's home in Athens. The other explosive device was placed around another diplomat's vehicle, but it did not go off.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, said she felt "deep concern" regarding the attack, attributing it to "anarchist origin," saying she sends her "personal thoughts and those of the Italian government to the first counsellor of the Italian embassy in Athens, Susanna Schlein".
She added that she is following up with the case alongside Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, who had a meeting on Friday in Athens.
Furthermore, the Greek Foreign Minister condemned the attack, asserting that such "unacceptable" acts wouldn't impede the "excellent relations" between Greece and Italy.
Homemade explosives are known to be used against politicians and banks in Greece's context, and the police often attribute these attacks to anarchists or 'the extreme left.'