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Warning issued of bomb at Athens tax office

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An anonymous caller told Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper on Tuesday morning that a bomb was timed to go off at a tax office in the Athenian suburb of Nea Ionia, website Left.gr has reported.

According to the report, the call was made at 9.28 a.m., warning that the explosive device would go off in 40 minutes from that time.

“The Popular Fighters will fight to the end. This is not a hoax,” the caller allegedly said, referring to the urban guerrilla group that on Monday claimed responsibility for a November 24 bomb attack outside the Federation of Greek Enterprises (SEV) building, near parliament in central Athens, causing damage but no injuries.

Police evacuated the Nea Ionia premises.