In Brief


Suspected anarchists start fire outside office of deputy minister Suspected anarchists set fire to the entrance of the office of Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Theodoros Kassimis late on Saturday, causing minor damage. The fire was quickly extinguished and did not spread past the entrance area, authorities said. Police said the door was doused with petrol and set alight. Pamphlets of an anarchist content were found near the office building, police added. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. STREET SHOOTINGS One killed, two injured One man was killed and another two seriously injured in two separate shootouts that took place on busy Athens streets on Saturday. A 31-year-old man was fatally injured in Aegaleo, western Athens, while riding his motorbike when a second motorcyclist approached the victim and shot him. A second man, a 35-year-old Iranian national who was a passenger on the victim’s bike, was also shot and seriously injured. Earlier in the day, a 49-year-old Albanian national was seriously injured after being shot while driving in Kallithea, southern Athens. Police attributed the attack to «personal differences.» Drug arrests Police arrested two men, aged 27 and 31, in Thessaloniki yesterday after finding them in possession of just over 750 grams of hash. The first suspect was arrested in the Faliron area with 480 grams. The second man, a foreign national, was apprehended after police found 280 grams of cannabis at his home, along with some 1,500 euros believed to have been gains from drug dealing. Road fatality A 21-year-old man was killed on Saturday night after the car he was driving veered off the national road a short distance outside Thessaloniki. A passenger who had been in the car with the 21-year-old was slightly injured. It is unclear what caused the victim to swerve off the highway and hit a tree on the roadside. ATM damaged Minor damage was caused to a National Bank ATM in the Omonia area, central Athens, late on Saturday after a group of men poured a flammable liquid over the machine and set it alight.

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