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Security increased for anniversary of Fountas death

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Police chiefs in Athens have issued instructions for potential terrorist targets to be guarded more closely Thursday due to fears urban guerrillas or self-styled anarchists could launch attacks to mark the sixth anniversary of Revolutionary Struggle member Lambros Fountas being killed in a shootout with police.

Fountas was shot dead while trying to steal a car in the Athens suburb of Dafni in 2010. Since then there have been firebomb attacks on police precincts in the capital on most anniversaries of the 35-year-old’s death. Last year, the police station in Dafni, near where Fountas was killed, was attacked. Four vehicles were destroyed.

Police chiefs asked for a beefed up presence outside public and government buildings, as well as more patrols at police stations and embassies.