ATHENS Oct 24 Greek police detonated a
home-made bomb outside the headquarters of oil company Royal
Dutch Shell (RDSa.L)in the southern suburbs of Athens, police
said on Friday.
The device, planted by unidentified attackers, was set off
in a controlled explosion at about 4 a.m. (0100 GMT) causing
minor damages to surrounding buildings and no injuries, police
"Police defused the bomb in the entrance of our buildings
and the company is operating normally," a Shell official told
After an anonymous telephone call, warning the bomb would go
off in 20 minutes, police rushed to the scene and detonated the
bomb found next to a tree at the entrance to an office building.
"The detonation team immediately carried out a controlled
explosion. We still don't know who is behind the attack," a
police official told Reuters.
In Greece, self-proclaimed anarchists and leftist groups
regularly attack banks, government and company buildings causing
minor damage. The attacks have increased in frequency in recent
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; editing by Keith Weir)