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Police detain 25 in connection to metro assault

In the latest in a string of violent attacks on immigrants, police detained 25 people believed to have been involved in the assault and stabbing of a Pakistani man at Attiki metro station, near central Athens, Sunday night, but they were all freed after the victim failed to positively identify them.

A video of the attack, recorded secretly by a bystander and uploaded onto the Internet, showed a group of young men, most of them dressed in black, running down a flight of stairs at a metro station and attacking someone. Cries of ?No, no? in broken Greek can be heard, though the victim is barely discernible, as well as an exchange between two of the assailants. ?Did you stick the knife in him?? one asks. ?I shoved it in all the way,? another responds.

A police source confirmed that the suspects included members and supporters of Golden Dawn, adding that there had been reports of an argument earlier between migrants and members of Golden Dawn. The extent of the victim?s injuries remained unclear.

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