Arsonists struck in Athens and Thessaloniki yesterday, destroying one bank in the center of the capital, burning two cars belonging to the Swedish Consulate and damaging a New Democracy office, police said. In Athens, the suspected anarchists targeted a branch of the National Bank of Greece in Gyzi shortly after 2 a.m. They smashed windows and doused the building with a flammable liquid which they set fire to. The interior of the branch was destroyed despite the efforts of 24 firefighters. Three cars and a motorcycle parked outside the bank were also destroyed. In Thessaloniki, another National Bank branch was attacked, with a homemade explosive device made from gas canisters. The bank’s entrance was damaged. Three cars, two of which belonged to the Swedish Consulate, were burned in the Ano Poli neighborhood. A political office of the ruling conservative party was also attacked with a Molotov cocktail. Nobody was injured in the incidents and no group claimed responsibility for the attacks.