Police units on motorcycles DIAS found a hand grenade at 3:15 Wednesday afternoon laying on the pavement at the corner of Piraios and Persefonis streets in Gazi district of Athens. Anti-terror but also an army unit have rushed to the spot, Greek media reported.
Part of the Piraios street is closed to the traffic.
UPDATE: five hours later, media reported that police units caused a controlled explosion of the hand grenade and took the remaining pieces for forencics examination. According to the Greek media, the hand grenade was left under the shed of a music hall most likely last night. therefore the case is under investigation by the Blackmail department of Greke Police.
Athens has seen a barrage of fire bomb attacks against branches of PM Samaras’ party Nea Dimocratia and banks ATM. The attacks occurred after police operations against squats in the Greek capital. Two ‘unsigned’ statements uploaded on internet claimed responsibility to the attacks included the one against the brother of government spokesman. The unknown composers of the statements claimed they launched the attacks as reaction to police operations against the squats.
In another incident, unknown assailants fired shots at Nea Dimocratia headquarters but no organization claimed responsibility so far.
To be continued…