CCTV yields clues on Mall blast

After studying CCTV footage, police appear confident that a woman who planted Sunday’s bomb at a shopping center in Maroussi, northern Athens, along with three accomplices, are the same suspects as those behind a botched attempt to blow up a metro train last year.

According to police sources, CCTV coverage from The Mall shortly before the explosion on Sunday morning that injured two security guards shows a woman with a red purse depositing a package at the top of an escalator at the complex.

The four suspects were picked out of CCTV footage from Aegaleo metro station, western Athens, in February last year.

A group calling itself the February 12 Movement, after anti-austerity riots that broke out in Athens, claimed responsibility for planting the time bomb on the seat of a metro train later that month.