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.

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Signs of bullets are seen on the Israeli embassy building in Athens on December 12, 2014.
An anarchist group has said it was behind an attack on the Israeli embassy building in Athens, shown here, on December 12, 2014.Credit: AFP
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Haaretz

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.

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