- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lucas Papademos, Greece’s former prime minister, has reportedly been taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an explosive went off inside his car Thursday.

Athens police said an explosive device hidden in an envelope detonated inside the former prime minister’s car, Reuters reported.

Mr. Papademos‘ driver is also being treated for injuries, Reuters reported. Some reports said two banking officials were also in the car, but their condition is not known, BBC reported.

Just two days earlier, an envelope containing bullets addressed to Greece’s general secretary for public revenue was intercepted at a post office in Athens.

Mr. Papademos, who also served as vice-president of the European Central Bank, was appointed caretaker prime minister in November 2011 amid the country’s debt crisis. He served until May 2012.


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