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Arsonists target police officer’s vehicles, damage 11 more

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A police officer’s car and motorcycle were set on fire early on Saturday by unknown arsonists.

The fire broke out at 3 a.m. on the ground floor of an apartment building in the Thessaloniki suburb of Kalamaria, in northern Greece.

A flammable material was thrown over the two vehicles and set on fire, police said.

Besides the two vehicles, three adjacent cars and five motorcycles were seriously damaged.

Thirteen firefighters and six fire engines were deployed to put out the fire. No lives were endangered, but two residents were hospitalized with respiratory problems from the smoke, the fire service said.

An investigation is under way to track down the perpetrators.