Teen killed in Patissia explosion greece athens…


A 15-year-old boy was killed when a bomb exploded outside a public building in the Athens district of Patissia late Sunday

night, and his 10-year-old sister was seriously injured and their mother suffered superficial wounds.

The family, Afghani nationals, are believed to have been searching the garbage bins for food and other items.

Citizens Protection minister Michalis Chryssohoidis, who rushed to the scene, said that terrorism has shown its most

abhorrent face, and pledged that the perpetrators will be found and brought to justice.

According to latest reports by police, citing the mother, the girl found a travel bag next to a garbage bin and opened it up to

see what it contained. The son, who approached the travel bag, saw a clock which he believed was broken and took the travel

bag and threw it away, at which time the explosion occurred, dismembering the boy and injuring the girl.

Police have cordoned off an extensive are around the explosion site, and counter-terrorism police and bomb disposal

experts were still combing the area for evidence on Monday morning.

Although there was no warning call for the explosion, which occurred at 10:41 p.m. outside the building housing the Hellenic

Management Association (EEDE) on the corner of 1 Iakovaton Street and Ionias Avenue, police are investigating a possible

link between the explosion outside the EEDE premises and a warning call several hours earlier, at 8:46 p.m., to private Alter

television station that a bomb would explode in six minutes (at 8:52 p.m.) in Patissia at an “EBEE” building, according to

announcements by police and the ministry.

A police turned up no service with the initials “EBEE”, while no explosion took place at or after the time claimed by the

anonymous caller.

Police are investigating the possibility that the anonymous caller had given mistaken details. They are also investigating the

possibility that the call was unrelated to the actual explosion, in which case it is highly likely that the bomb had been planted

just minutes before it was found by the migrant family before the perpetrators made a warning call. Several other possibilities

are also being looked into.

The results of crime lab tests are awaited to see if the syndesmology of the bomb is similar to that of others from recent


The girl was rushed to a Children’s Hospital in Athens.

According to initial information collected by police, the migrant family went to the area every night, searching the garbage

bins for food or other items.

  1. http://www.eede.gr/The victim is a boy 15 years old and probably from Afghanistan. The mother at 45 years old and the girl of the family at the age of 10 are injured. The mother, named Nazaf Zahra, stated that her daughter found a bag on the road, gave it to her brother and then happened the explosion. Earlier, a Muslim gathering used to take place in the district, where also exists a Muslim church. As eye-witnesses state, before two weeks some gun-fires took place on the same street between bodyguards of the mafia. The police authorities say that it is also possible that the bomb (if it was a bomb and not a grenade) could have come from Nazi groups. The police announcement says that the explosion happened at 22:41 without a phone call before, so the police forces could not evacuate the area. On other journalist sites talk about 23:03 as the time of the explosion and on a newspaper a journalist states that a phone call has took place …
    “Conspiracy Cells of the Fire” urban guerrilla organization has stated in a past communique that they do not want to have any victim because of their bomb actions. The bomb they have put before some days in front of the vice-president of Greek-Pakistani Community was not a racist action, but an action to condemn his neutral position after the kidnappings of several refugees from Pakistan by the Greek secret agencies. The court has also called a British diplomat -involved in the case of kidnappings- to state in the court, event that never happened because of his diplomat asylum.
    The Nazi groups have made several “blind attacks” with bombs and grenades during the past against political spaces in order to murder political activists. Until a responsibility announcement will be published, we are not able to know if the certain explosion was a Nazi action, an accident by a left wing group or an action of the mafia …

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