Greek ATM blast likely terror attack: police
ATHENS - Agence Frence-Presse
AFP PhotoA powerful blast at an ATM machine in western Athens before dawn today caused widespread damage and was likely a terrorist attack, police said.
Nearby houses, shops and four cars were all seriously damaged but nobody was hurt when unknown perpetrators blew up a National Bank of Greece cash withdrawal machine in Ilion.
Police said a gas cylinder was used to set off the explosion.
The attackers fled the scene without taking any money, while three hand grenades that had not detonated were also found at the scene, police said.
There was no warning ahead of the attack and no organisation immediately claimed responsibility.
Attacks against targets such as diplomatic missions, state offices, companies and banks, usually without no casualties, are frequent in Greece and attributed by police to extremist and anarchist groups.