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Two suspected members of urban guerrilla group go missing

Two alleged members of an organization which has claimed a series of bomb attacks in the Greek capital appear to have violated the terms of their conditional release, Kathimerini understands.

According to police sources, Nikos Maziotis and Panayiota (Paula) Roupa, two alleged leading members of the Revolutionary Struggle organization, have gone missing after serving 18 months in pretrial custody. The pair had recently been released from prison on strict conditions, including a ban on leaving the prefecture of Attica.

Among other attacks, the organization has claimed the firing of a rocket-propelled grenade at the US Embassy in 2007.

In October last year, an official of the police counterterrorism unit told an Athens court that there was no evidence linking any of the nine alleged members of Revolutionary Struggle to attacks attributed to the group.

Meanwhile, according to information obtained by Kathimerini, police officials are blaming the justice department for various delays with regard to the Revolutionary Struggle trial which led to members of the group being released on bail.