Greek police say former prime minister Lucas Papademos has been injured in a bomb attack in central Athens. An explosive device hidden inside an envelope detonated inside the car, reports said, leaving the 69-year-old wounded.
Authorities said the incident on Thursday left Mr Papademos with non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Evangelismos Hospital with his driver and another passenger, who were also wounded. Mr Papademos suffered abdominal and leg injuries and was undergoing surgery, state news agency ANA said. Separate reports suggested the ex-premier suffered breathing difficulties following the attack.
There was no initial indication of which person or group was behind the blast.
The explosion happened on the corner 3rd September Street and Marni in the centre of the Greek capital. Photos showed a damaged black Mercedes car with the airbags inflated. A police cordon was in place.
The former vice president of the European Central Bank served as prime minister of Greece for six months in 2011-2012. He was appointed as a caretaker leader to keep Greece in the eurozone and was succeeded by Panagiotis Pikrammenos.