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Larissa blast played down

Public Order Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis on Sunday played down the significance of a small bomb explosion in the Larissa central court complex on Saturday evening, in which a passer-by suffered minor injuries. The device went off outside the offices of the Larissa Bar Association on the fourth floor of the building, which is in the city center. The complex was empty at the time. The blast caused minor damage, while a woman walking past the building suffered cuts from falling pieces of glass. «The minor explosion in Larissa is no cause for particular concern,» Voulgarakis said. «The authorities are investigating the incident with appropriate care.» Nobody claimed responsibility for the attack, which had not been preceded by a warning. A group of convicted November 17 terrorists is reportedly to be moved from Athens’s Korydallos Prison to new high-security cells in a penitentiary outside Larissa.