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Three hurt in cafe shooting

Three Albanian nationals were injured on Saturday evening when masked assailants burst into a roadside cafe in Amfilochia, in western Greece, and opened fire with assault rifles before shooting at three coaches, all with Albanian registration plates, that had been parked outside. According to witnesses, three men wielding Kalashnikovs burst into the cafe, where about 120 bus passengers had been sitting, and started firing, injuring a 15-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man. The gunmen then continued shooting at the coaches outside the cafe, one of them hitting a 62-year-old woman in the neck, seriously injuring her. The woman, who had been inside a coach at the time of the attack, remained in the hospital yesterday in a critical condition. Police said they believed the attack to be an attempt to settle accounts rather than a robbery, as the gunmen did not flee with any cash.