NYT– “Local residents called in to state television saying they had felt the explosion, which shattered some windows.”
The rocket landed in a toilet on the third floor of the building.(BBC)
ATHENS (Reuters) – An explosion ripped through the U.S. embassy compound in central Athens on Friday, a police source said.
It was not clear what caused the blast and there was no immediate word on whether there were any casualties.
Police cordoned off all roads around the embassy.
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The Herald Sun has more:
Four fire engines have rushed to the scene, amid reports that the explosion struck the embassy’s third floor at 5:55am (1455 AEDT), the fire department said.
Police said they are investigating with sniffer dogs.
“It was a quite loud noise,” a local resident told private Skai radio, when asked about the explosion.
AFP– There were no casualties.
Update: Leftist group claims attack.