Policeman injured in hand grenade attack on French embassy in Athens
Published 10/11/2016 | 07:03
A hand grenade attack on the French embassy in Athens has injured a policeman.
The officer, who was on guard, suffered minor injuries when unknown assailants threw a hand grenade outside the embassy, located opposite Parliament on a major avenue in the centre of the Greek capital, early on Thursday.
Police shut down the area to vehicles and pedestrians, while anti-terrorism forensics experts combed the scene for evidence.
Police said the attack was apparently carried out by two people on a motorbike, and a bike matching the description was later found in a central Athens neighbourhood and was being examined.
Greece has a history of domestic militants who periodically carry out bomb or shooting attacks against authorities, diplomatic locations or businesses.
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