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Device found on Greece subway train

2012-02-25 23:00

Athens - Police in Greece say they have removed an incendiary device placed on an empty subway train in Athens.

A police spokesperson says the device was a gasoline can containing four litres of an unidentified flammable liquid. It had an electric ignition mechanism that appears to have malfunctioned.

The device was discovered by a subway employee at the end of the No 3 line after all passengers had disembarked and it was removed by a bomb squad.

Police haven't immediately identified any suspects. Anarchists typically use such devices to burn out bank branches and other targets in Greece, but the country's public transportation system hasn't been targeted by anarchists in the past.