Greek police connects six persons arrested with terrorist attacks

09:14, April 13, 2010      

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Greek police announced on Monday the connection of the six persons arrested last Saturday across Athens for terrorism activity with more attacks, according to material revealed during the ongoing investigations.

The authorities seized a computer's hard disk containing part of proclamation of the terrorist group "Revolutionary Struggle," claiming responsibility for three past attacks, as well as a manuscript sitemap for a future terrorist attack against the police force at Panormou Street in Athens which bears the fingerprints of Nikos Maziotis on it, said the Greek police.

Maziotis is considered as the leader of the group of six who are accused for 16 more terrorist attacks as members of the guerrilla organization "Revolutionary Struggle" in the past seven years.

Through his lawyer Maziotis did not acknowledge that counter- police has "credible evidence" against him on Monday, while at the same time some anarchists had gathered outside the Athens police headquarters, chanting slogans against the police and briefly clashing with policemen. Two protesters were detained.

Greek police insisted that the part of the proclamation connected the arrested with the armed attack against the police squad guarding the Ministry of Culture building on January 2009, in which one police officer was severely wounded; the gunfire attack against a police van at the region of Goudi on December 2008 and the setting of an explosive device outside the "Shell" building at Paleo Faliro last October.

According to the Greek police, among the evidence seized were break-in tools and a deforming voice device. Counter-terrorism experts also found an isolated area at the mountain of Imittos, where the suspects were practicing shooting using AK-47s.

Among the next possible targets of the group was the Greek Archbishop's headquarters, Greek television channels reported on Monday evening, claiming police sources.

The group seems to be connected with the latest bomb attack in the central Athens district of Patisia which caused the death of a 15-year-old Afghan and the serious injury of his sister, another television station broadcast.

According to unconfirmed information one of the members of the group was on the spot of the bomb attack a few minutes before the blast, talking with cynicism over the phone with another suspect.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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