Monday, Jan 5, 2008
A policeman has been shot in a gun and grenade attack in central Athens carried out by at least two gunmen.
The officer was part of a riot police unit that was guarding the Culture Ministry when the assault took place.
It came nearly two weeks after an attack on a police bus – claimed by a new leftist group which said it was protesting against the police shooting of a teenager in Athens last month.
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The boy’s death sparked the worst rioting in Greece for decades.
In the latest attack, about 30 shots were fired from at least two weapons, including a semi-automatic AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun, a police official said.
This article was posted: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 5:02 am