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Greek police probe attack on migrants’ home

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Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki are investigating a possible racist motive in the firebombing of an apartment housing a family of 10 Iraqi migrants.

The attack overnight Tuesday caused no injuries and minor damage. Police say a petrol bomb was thrown onto the balcony of the ground-floor apartment, and the fire was extinguished by residents.

Police say a witness reported seeing two men fleeing the scene of the attack. The case is being handled by the department for racist crimes.

Greece is a major arrival point for migrants entering illegally from Turkey who seek a better life in Europe. [AP]