Monday, December 28, 2009

Greek anarchists claim insurance company bombing

A radical Greek anarchist group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that damaged an insurance company headquarters in central Athens.

Nobody was hurt in the strong explosion late Sunday at the Ethniki Insurance building. The blast caused extensive damage to the building's lower floors.

The Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire group says in an online statement posted Monday that it attacked the company to protest the "Christmas consumer spirit" and display of wealth.

The group has targeted several politicians in recent months with small bombs, causing no injuries. Since the end of September, Greek police have arrested and charged five suspected group members with terrorism.