Greece 3rd on terror list

Greece was home to the third-largest number of terrorist actions in the EU last year, where left-wing and anarchist terrorists carried out a relatively high number of low-intensity attacks, according to a report released yesterday. A European Commission report showing terrorism attacks among member states from October 2005 to the end of 2006 showed that most incidents arose in France and Spain, where 294 and 145 attacks occurred respectively. In Greece the figure stood at 25. «In 2006, left-wing and anarchist terrorists carried out 55 attacks in the EU. Their campaign mainly targeted Greece, Italy, Spain and Germany,» the report said. Terrorist or self-styled anarchist groups attacking government offices are a regular occurrence in Greece, with foreign companies or embassies also targeted. In 2006, 498 terrorist attacks were committed in the EU with the vast majority resulting in material damage and not intended to kill, the report highlighted.

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