One riot police officer was wounded after shots were fired outside the offices of PASOK in downtown Athens. According to media, one or two gunmen opened fire at a police bus outside the headquarters of Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement at Charilaou Trikoupi street very close to Exarchia – a districts of Athens where anarchist groups frequently clash with police.
The shooting took place at 6:18 a.m. on Tuesday, shot after change of shift at 6:00.
Two bullets went through the windows of the police bus, one through the window of a shop next door.
The policeman was injured in the thigh. He was transferred to the military hospital in Athens. Police said the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening but gave no other details of his condition.
So far there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack that occurred a couple of days after the arrest of Pola Roupa, a fugitive member of far-left militant group Revolutionary Struggle.
sources: AP, newsit.gr, protothema.gr