"This was a rocket attack launched from a building across the street. It landed inside a toilet on the third floor of the embassy," a senior police official said
Local residents called in to state television saying they had felt the explosion. However, a US embassy spokesperson said that no injuries had resulted from the blast.
The senior police official said
Dozens of police cars surrounded the embassy and police cordoned off all roads in the area.
In November last year, Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators marching to the US embassy in Athens who chanted slogans including "Bush the butcher, out of Iraq" and "The USA is the real terrorist".
In February 1996, unidentified assailants fired a rocket at the