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Car bomb defused near Athens bank

Police defuse car bomb by Citibank offices, hours after gunmen fire at TV station.

    Police matched bullet casings at the television station to those used in an earlier attack [EPA]

    Police found over a dozen bullet casings at the station, along with a makeshift bomb that failed to explode.

    Alter is operated by a publisher who also owns a newspaper hit in arson attacks last week, which a group called "Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei" claimed responsibility for.

    Police said they have matched bullet casings from Tuesday's attack to weapons used in a similar attack against an Athens police station two weeks ago.

    A group called "Sect of Revolutionaries" claimed responsibility for the attack, and have said they will expand their targets to include journalists and politicians.

    Athens has been hit by a spate of attacks from left-wing extremists in the past two months, with the majority aimed at police stations.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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