Greek Anarchist Group Claims Attack on Israeli Embassy

Reports say the police had matched the weapon in the attack to a similar one on the German ambassador's residence a year prior.

AFP

A Greek anarchist group said it was behind the December 12 attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens, media reports say.

The shooting attack – more than 50 bullets were fired from a Kalashnikov rifle wielded by a motorcycle rider - injured no one and caused no damage. The attack occurred before the embassy opened.

The Associated Press and other outlets reported that after a phone call was placed to a newspaper, the police found a proclamation from an organization called the Group of Popular Fighters.

AFP, which referred to the group as the People's Fighter Group, cited a police source as saying that the text from the group was found in a memory stick in a garbage bin.

Reports say the police had matched the weapon in the Israeli-embassy attack to a similar attack on the German ambassador's residence a year prior. 

No one has been arrested for either attack.