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STREET SHOOTING

Man, 25, murdered outside cafe on busy street in Galatsi A 25-year-old man was shot dead at 3 a.m. yesterday outside a cafeteria on Veikou Street, the main road that runs through the Athens neighborhood of Galatsi, north of the city center. Police said that an unidentified gunman approached the victim from behind and shot him dead. It was not clear how the assailant escaped after the shooting. Officers said that the murder is likely to be linked to a settling of scores between members of the criminal underworld. The victim was not identified. PROASTIAKOS WORKS Stations closed until tomorrow Proastiakos suburban railway trains will not be making any of the stops between Ano Liosia and Neratziotissa until tomorrow due to engineering work. The service was suspended yesterday. Replacement buses, which will not stop at Iraklio station, are in operation. For more information, passengers should call 1110. PAO stays top Panathinaikos beat local rivals AEK 1-0 last night to stay clear at the top of the Super League. The Greens are now on 15 points after five games. On Saturday, Olympiakos notched up its first home win under Brazilian coach Zico, beating Panionios 1-0. The Reds are on 13 points after five games. In the weekend’s other games: It was Larissa 0, PAS Giannina 0; Aris 1, Xanthi 0; Asteras Tripolis 2, Levadiakos 1; Ergotelis 4, Panthrakikos 0; Atromitos 0 PAOK 0 and Kavala 1 Iraklis 0. Ground force Municipal employees and residents of the southeastern Athens suburb of Elliniko yesterday took over a disused air force camp in the area, installing a children’s playground and a five-a-side soccer pitch on the 2.5 hectare site. The air force no longer uses the site and it has been deemed an area of «urban greenery» in the local zoning plan. Forged cash Two men were arrested in Kilkis, northern Greece, yesterday after allegedly trying to sell undercover officers 50,000 euros’ worth of forged banknotes. The officers agreed to buy the 20-euro notes in return for 3.50 euros for each banknote. As soon as the two suspects, aged 37 and 39, accepted 8,250 euros in marked banknotes from the undercover officers, they were arrested. Police said that, during questioning, the men revealed that the forged banknotes had been produced in Sofia, Bulgaria. Illegal immigrants Border patrol police in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece, detained 26 illegal immigrants in separate incidents on Saturday after stopping two vehicles in which they were being transported. First, and after a brief chase, officers stopped a car carrying six immigrants. The driver was also arrested. Later, they pulled over a small truck on the Evros-Alexandroupoli national road and found inside 20 undocumented immigrants. The driver was taken into custody as well. However, two men in a car traveling ahead of the truck and acting as a lookout managed to evade arrest. Road deaths Two 18-year-olds traveling in a car that crashed into a signpost and street light on the Egnatia Highway near Thessaloniki were killed instantly yesterday. Police said that a third teenager in the car was seriously injured. It was not clear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.