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Police plan fresh round of terror arrests

Police are planning to issue a fresh round of arrest warrants for suspected members of Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire over the next few days after examining new fingerprints found in the guerrilla group?s suspected hideouts in the central city of Volos and in the Athens neighborhood of Kallithea, sources have told Kathimerini.

Two of six suspected group members arrested on Monday – 31-year-old Olga Oikonomidou and 29-year-old Giorgos Polydoros – are believed to have met with three of these new suspects at a central Athens cafe recently.

Oikonomidou and Polydoros are believed to have procured the police uniforms found in the group?s suspected hideouts in Volos which, it is thought, the suspects were to wear as part of a plan to trick a bank manager into getting them into a National Bank branch in Volos. Handwritten notes found at the hideout outline such a plan, police said.

Police said on Friday that the raid on the Volos apartment also revealed eight detonators whose mechanisms are said to resemble those used in attacks linked to the group.