ATHENS – Unknown people attacked the offices of Microsoft in Athens in the early hours of Wednesday. Police said a van smashed against the front door of the establishment and a bombing device that burned part building’s façade was detonated. No injuries were reported because of the attack took place in the wee hours of the morning.
Initial evidence gathered by the police indicated that three people were onboard the van when it smashed into the building. According to the security guards that were on duty that night, the men forced them to leave the building before driving the van in reverse against the front door.
Then, the attackers set off a bombing device inside the van. According to the police, the device is similar to the used for gas tanks and several fuel tanks.
The forensic team examined the burned truck before they went into the entrance of the building by mid-morning last Wednesday.
Authorities said they had received no warning call before the attack.
Greece has witnessed several attacks with small explosives assembled by local anarchist or terrorists groups for decades. The attackers usually target government buildings, banks or other symbols of state power with bursts of low-head or incendiary devices. The attacks usually occur at night and usually, victims rarely leave.
The attacks have increased after of a teenager was shot down by police in Athens in December 2008.