West Attica

Bomb threat made against Interior Ministry

Police in Athens have cordoned off the area around the Interior Ministry on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue near central Syntagma Square as experts investigate a bomb threat.

Anonymous callers on Friday morning told staff at Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper that two bombs had been planted in the ministry and were timed to go off at 10.30 a.m. and at 12 noon.

Torrents of rain cause flooding in Attica (photos + video)

The extreme weather conditions caused problems in Athens. Chaotic images emerged at Mandra, an outer suburb of Athens in West Attica, after Thursday night's heavy rainfall. Streets turned to rivers with people trapped in their flooded homes and stores. In some areas floods reached over a meter. Power was cut.