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The Latest: Greek Govt Official Describes Blast as Attack

The Latest: Greek Govt Official Describes Blast as Attack

Thursday, 25 May 2017 01:40 PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the blast that wounded a Greek ex-premier (all times local):

8:10 p.m.

Greece's government spokesman has described an explosion that wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and two others as an attack.

Spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that following the attack, he had been given an update by doctors on the condition of the three wounded, and that all were in "stable condition, are conscious and are undergoing all the necessary medical tests."

The 69-year-old Papademos, who served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012, is also a former deputy governor of the European Central Bank. The explosion occurred inside his car Thursday evening in central Athens.

7:15 p.m.

Greek police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens.

Authorities say the daytime left the 69-year-old Papademos with non-life-threatening injuries.

Papademos served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012 and is a former deputy governor of the European Central Bank.

Police said two other people in the car were also wounded.

Police didn't immediately confirm news media reports that the blast was caused by a parcel bomb.

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