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Hungary condemns bomb attack against former Greek PM

Hungary condemns bomb attack against former Greek PM

Budapest, May 26 (MTI) – Hungary’s foreign ministry has condemned Thursday’s bomb attack in Athens that injured Lucas Papademos, the former Greek prime minister.

Papademos was hurt when an explosive device, said to be a letter bomb, went off in his car. His driver and two other people in the car were also injured.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade was shocked to hear about the letter bomb attack against former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos … and condemns in the strongest terms this cowardly and heinous attack, as it does all acts of terror threatening the lives of Europeans,” the ministry said on Friday.

Hungary’s government is doing everything it can to guarantee the security of Hungarians “and our European allies can always count on us” when it comes to security, the ministry said, wishing the former prime minister a speedy recovery.

Greek authorities have said Papademos did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Papademos, 69, was Greece’s caretaker prime minister for six months in 2011-2012 and served as the head of its central bank from 1994 to 2002.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Photo: MTI/EPA/Szimela Pancarci

Source: MTI

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