Four men riding two motorcycles fired with AK-47 assault rifles at the Israeli Embassy in Athens early this morning.
It was 3:15 a.m. on Friday when two motorcycles drove by the embassy of Israel in Greece in the corner of Kifisias avenue and Sokou street in the Psychico suburb of northern Athens. When they came close, they fired at the embassy building with Ak-47 rifles. Then they fled the scene towards Galatsi.
The bullets caused minor damages in the building’s windows and walls. Police found 54 empty 7.62 mm shells from AK-47.
Police and the Counter-Terrorism Unit have surrounded the area and are looking at security cameras from the embassy and nearby buildings for clues. They also performing a ballistic search to determine if the guns were used in another attack or if it belongs to a terrorist group.
According to police, today’s attack has similarities with the shootings at the house of the German ambassador in Greece. The attack had taken place on December 30, 2013 at the ambassador’s house in Chalandri where 60 bullets from two AK-47 rifles were used. The terrorist group “People’s Fighters” had taken responsibility for the act.
The same terrorist group was responsible for the attack against the New Democracy headquarters on Syggrou avenue and a car dealership in the northern suburb of Varimbobi.