A bomb blast in Athens late Sunday night killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded his mother and sister. While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, the bombing comes as part of increasing urban violence and militant leftist attacks against the police, businesses, and public buildings in Greece. The uptick started after police shot and killed a teenager in December 2008.
Bombings have become a frequent occurrence in Greece, but they rarely kill or injure anyone. Sunday’s attack was the first in years to leave someone dead. The last attack to harm someone occurred in October 2009 when militants attacked a police station with machine guns, wounding six officers.