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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Bomb explodes at offices of Greek right wing party Golden Dawn

A bomb has exploded at the offices of a Greek ultra-right group near Athens early today causing damage but no casualties, a police source said.

The explosion occurred at the local offices of the Golden Dawn party in the Athens suburb of Aspropyrgos. A police official who declined to be named said it was a powerful blast that caused a lot of damage.

Riding a wave of public anger at austerity, corrupt politicians and illegal immigration, Golden Dawn has come out of nowhere to become Greece's third-biggest party, according to the latest opinion polls.

Several Greek observers and politicians said Golden Dawn should be declared illegal because its rhetoric and emblems resemble the Nazi party and Greece's 1967-1974 military junta.

The party, however, denies any such resemblance.

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