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Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos injured by explosion in car

An explosive device injured former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in Athens on Thursday, NBC News has confirmed.

Police said that Papademos, his unidentified driver and another passenger were taken to a local hospital after a bomb exploded inside the former prime minister's car at 6:30 p.m. 

They did not suffer life-threatening injuries and are expected to stay in the hospital through the night.

The three were inside a Bank of Greece-owned Mercedes driving through central Athens when the bomb went off.

According to Hellenic Police, the explosion came from a letter in the former Greek leader's possession, an explosive device was tucked inside the envelope. nbcnews.com