Terror link to guard’s shooting?

Police are still searching for clues to the murder of policeman Haralambos Amanatidis, a member of the Special Guards unit, who was gunned down early on Friday outside the British military attache’s residence. While police have not arrived at a conclusion about the motives behind the murder, it appears increasingly likely that it may have been the work of terrorists. As of last night, however, no one had claimed responsibility. Background checks on Amanatidis and the guard he replaced on short notice have failed to reveal any connections to organized crime; by all accounts, the 32-year-old officer was a likable man who had no enemies. Yesterday, police were still examining a car found abandoned on Saturday, as well as the guard’s bullet-riddled booth, removed from its site, for forensic evidence. It is still not certain how many people took part in the murder. The 10 9mm bullets found may have come from Amanatidis’s own gun, which has been stolen. It is quite possible, police said, that a lone gunman could have shot Amanatidis, then grabbed his gun and finished him off.

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