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New group claims bombing at shipowner’s home [UPDATE]

An unknown group calling itself Revolutionary Overthrow has claimed responsibility for a bloodless bombing that targeted the home of shipowner Nikos Tsakos at the foot of the Acropolis on March 27, police said on Friday.

Police made the statement after examining the contents of a memory stick discovered in the Athens neighborhood of Kaisariani on Friday following a telephone call made to the Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper to inform reporters of its location. The USB was found at the base of a statue of Aris Velouchiotis, a leading figure in the Greek resistance against the Nazi occupation.

Police said they were examining the authenticity of the claim by the as yet unheard-of organization.

The militant group December 6, named after the day in 2008 when a police officer shot and killed a 15-year-old youth in the Athens district of Exarchia, used the same tactics to claim responsibility for a bomb attack on a tax office in Neos Kosmos in March 2011. An anonymous caller had telephoned To Pontiki newspaper to report that a memory stick had been deposited on a street corner in Exarchia.