‘Far-left’ group attacks Israeli embassy in Greece

‘Far-left’ group attacks Israeli embassy in Greece

Greek police on Friday said a far-left group was likely responsible for a night-time gun attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one hurt.

Two Kalashnikov assault rifles used in the attack had been used in a similar attack on the residence of the German ambassador last December by the People’s Fighter Group, a police source said, according to AFP.

A gunman riding on the back of a motorcycle raked the embassy with at least 54 rounds from a Kalashnikov rifle, police said, as it passed the embassy, which sits on the corner of a busy road in the affluent northern suburbs of the Greek capital. …

Another two people on a second motorcycle were suspected of also taking part in the attack, which happened at 3:20 a.m. local time. …

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