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Blast smashes windows, wrecks offices in “attack on democracy” in Greece

ATHENS: A powerful blast smashed windows and wrecked offices at Greece’s SKAI TV in Athens on Monday in what officials called an attack on democracy. No one was injured.

SKAI is one of Greece’s biggest TV stations and part of a media group which includes a radio station and is affiliated with the leading daily newspaper, Kathimerini.

Police said a makeshift explosive device went off near the SKAI building at 2:35 a.m. following warning calls to two media outlets. On its website, the station said windows were smashed from the first to the sixth floors.

“The material damage is big on almost all floors, with the biggest seen on the third and fourth floors, where employees’ offices are located,” it said.

“The picture is disheartening. Suspended ceilings collapsed to the floor, glass windows broke to pieces.”

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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