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Officers injured in shootout

A wounded policeman is carried into an ambulance yesterday afternoon after a shootout with Cretan gunmen outside a village near Iraklion. Three men opened fire with automatic weapons on two policeman whom they had first enticed out of their jeep outside Vorizia, wounding Lefteris Psomakakis and Iordanis Tsigros. The officers had gone to the village to investigate two previous shootings over the weekend against policemen who, in turn, had gone to investigate a Saturday night shooting during a local wedding. Yesterday morning, dozens of leftists and anarchists wearing crash helmets and wielding sticks and metal bars burst into the main TEI building and fought with members of the Communist Youth (KNE). One student was hospitalized and in serious condition, while dozens were slightly injured. KNE members had fought with anarchists and leftists during a central Athens peace march on Thursday.