JUST IN: Greek politician targeted in car bombing


A “letter bomb” has injured Greece’s former prime minister, Lucas Papademos, Thursday, along with two others who were inside an armored Mercedes with him, in central Athens.

The attack occurred as Mr. Papademos, 69, read a letter while sitting in the back seat of the vehicle, according to reports.

Papademos was rushed to the hospital where he had surgery for injuries to his stomach and leg, which are not reported to be life-threatening.  His eyesight is reportedly also a concern, indicating he received injuries to his eyes as well.

All three of the injured are reported by Sky News to be in “stable condition, conscious and undergoing medical tests.”

Papademos was the prime minister of Greece from November 2011 to May 2012. He reportedly previously served as vice-president of the European Central Bank and governor of the Bank of Greece.

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