NEWS

Terror link to Pendeli blast?

Police were last night not ruling out the possibility that an explosion in northern Athens outside the house of the head of a TV ratings company was an act of terrorism. The blast occurred outside the house of Yiannis Anastasakos, chairman of the AGB ratings firm, in the northern suburb of Pendeli late on Sunday night. Nobody was hurt in the explosion but the blast shattered one of the home’s windows and caused damage to an exterior wall. Police said that they did not find traces of any explosive device so they believe that the explosion was caused by a hand grenade or dynamite. Anastasakos told officers that he had no idea why he would be a target. A previously unknown terrorist group calling itself Popular Will claimed responsibility last week for two failed bombings in Attica as well as a 2004 blast at a courthouse in Larissa.