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Thursday
Dec302010

Bomb Explodes Outside Athens Court Building; No One Injured

Photo Courtesy - Louisa Gouliamaki /AFP/Getty Images(ATHENS, Greece) -- Greece's capital was rocked by another explosion Thursday morning, leaving behind broken windows and at least eight burned-out cars, but no injuries.

A bomb hidden on a parked motorcycle ripped through an area just outside of a court building in Athens.  The blast sent up a cloud of smoke that could be seen across the city.

A warning was called in to several media outlets, which allowed people to clear out and avoid getting injured.

The explosion is believed to be linked to an upcoming trial involving a group of homegrown militant suspects.

At least a dozen suspected members of the anarchist collective known as the Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire are due to go on trial in mid-January.  The group is allegedly responsible for the series of parcel bombs that were sent to embassies in Greece last month.

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