An improvised explosive device caused a minor explosion at a Masonic Hall in central Athens on a recent Thursday morning. The damage was limited.
An anonymous call was received by the police at 6:30 a.m. The caller reported a bomb at 2 Sourmeli Street, the location of the Athens Masonic Hall. The time of the explosion was not mentioned.
Upon arrival, the police cordoned off a section of the street. Shortly after, the device detonated. It resulted in a small fire outside the building, but there were no injuries.
A bomb disposal unit discovered a second device inside the building. This was safely destroyed in a controlled explosion.
Local residents who heard the initial explosion contacted the police. They reported a noticeable shock wave.
Acharnon Avenue was closed as a result, leading to significant traffic in the surrounding streets.
The first Masonic Lodge in Greece was established in Corfu in 1811.