GreeceTwo cars from the Italian Embassy targeted by explosive devices
One of the cars parked in the parking lot of the residence of the first counselor of the embassy, in the suburbs of Athens, was completely destroyed. There are no injuries.
Two cars at the Italian embassy in Greece were targeted by explosive devices on Friday morning, with one of the vehicles exploding without causing any injuries, police said. The attack has not yet been claimed, according to the Greek police.
A home-made device exploded around 4 a.m. local time (3 a.m. in Switzerland) and destroyed one of two vehicles parked in the parking lot of the residence of the first counselor of the embassy, in the suburbs of Athens. The other homemade device, placed near the second diplomatic car, did not explode, police have opened an investigation.
Meloni denounces a “probably anarchist attack”
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said from Rome that it was “an attack probably of anarchist origin”. The far-right leader also expressed “her deep concern” and “her personal thoughts and those of the Italian government to the first counselor at the Italian Embassy in Athens, Susanna Schlein”.
“I am following the matter with the utmost attention, also through Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, who is traveling to Athens today” to participate in a meeting of European leaders of the European People’s Party, Giorgia added. Meloni.
Common in Greece
For its part, Athens “strongly condemned the attack”. “Such unacceptable actions will in no way disturb the excellent relations and long-standing bonds of friendship between Greece and its partner and ally Italy,” according to a statement from the Greek Foreign Ministry.
Attacks with homemade incendiary devices, often causing damage but rarely victims, against diplomatic political targets, banks or foreign companies, are frequent in Greece. The police often attribute them to groups from the extreme left or anarchist movement.