Explosives planted in three cathedrals across Greece

ATHENS, Greece

Unknown attackers planted explosive devices in three cathedrals across Greece on Thursday (April 9th). One went off inside the church of Agia Triada in Piraeus but caused no injuries.

Police defused two other devices, one inside the Athens Orthodox Cathedral near the tourist Plaka district and the other at Agia Sofia church in the northern city of Thessaloniki. The bombs consisted of gasoline canisters and a timing device.

A local newspaper and a radio station received telephone warnings about the bombs and notified police.

In other news, a student opened fire at a vocational training college in Athens on Friday, wounding three people before killing himself. Police identified the gunman as a 19-year-old immigrant from the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia and said he left a note accusing fellow students of picking on him.

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