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Police fetch rifle linked to 2014-17 Athens attacks

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ATHENS (News Team) – Greek police acknowledged on Saturday they had came all the arrangement in which through a Kalashnikov rifle veteran in a string of political attacks in Athens from 2014-17 – assaults claimed at the time by an urban guerrilla neighborhood.

FILE PHOTO: Greek police win the distance after a gun assault outside the headquarters of Greece’s socialist Pasok celebration in central Athens, Greece, November 6, 2017. News Team/Costas Baltas/File Photo

The weapon used to be came all the arrangement in which through throughout raids on 13 premises in the Athens space which started on Friday, police acknowledged.

Three of us were being wondered and a alternative of explosives, detonators and other weapons were came all the arrangement in which through throughout the raids, the force added in a assertion.

Police acknowledged ballistics tests on the rifle came all the arrangement in which through it had been veteran in attacks on the Athens locations of work of the PASOK celebration in 2014, shots fired at the Mexican embassy in 2016 and two other attacks against police guarding PASOK locations of work in 2017.

Socialist PASOK used to be one of many dominant political parties in Greece from the 1980S.

Duty for those incidents used to be claimed by the Revolutionary Self-defence Group. In November 2016, it also claimed responsibility for a grenade assault on the French embassy in Athens, which injured a guard.

In a proclamation at the time, the neighborhood acknowledged it used to be protesting against France’s international policy and its treatment of refugees.

Attacks, in total shrimp in scale on agencies, police, politicians and embassies are frequent in Greece, which has an extended history of political violence.

Greek High Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who made public safety a rallying shout in nationwide elections this yr, congratulated authorities for their ‘sizable success’.

“I should reiterate my commitment for the scenario of home Greek terrorism to entire, once and for all,” he acknowledged in a written assertion.

Reporting By Michele Kambas; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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