Bomb outside Piraeus office housing shipping firm causes extensive damages

An apartment building housing retail stores and offices in Piraeus, Greece suffered significant damages overnight after unknown individuals planted and detonated an explosive device at the entrance.

It is recalled that at approximately 01:15 in the morning on Filonos Street, the most violent explosion occurred which shook the area.

Unidentified persons approached the entrance of a building that houses various businesses, retail stores, small shipping companies transporting dry bulk cargoes and crude oil and oil products, an insurance company, law offices and other businesses, as Greek media report.

It was not immediately clear who the target of the attack was.

Television footage of the area early Wednesday morning showed smashed shop windows and debris spread across Filonos Street.

Even hours later, the scene resembles a bombed-out landscape, while there is extensive material damage.

It is noted that metal objects have been detected, as well as glasses from windows, shop fronts at a distance of several meters, while the shock wave has caused damage in a radius of about 100 meters to houses and shops.

Members of the Greek Police’s (ELAS) bomb disposal unit who arrived at the scene found a large amount of explosive material, a slow-burning fuse and a common detonator, as Greek media said citing police sources.

At the scene, police officers collected remains, while at the same time the security investigation began, collecting material from security cameras and witnesses.