Shots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens

Reuters , Friday 12 Dec 2014

Police forensic experts investigate an area near Israeli Embassy in Athens, early Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Unidentified assailants opened fire on the Israeli embassy in Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in the early hours of Friday, police said, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Four people on two motorcycles fired shots at the embassy building in a northern suburb of Athens, a police official said. Bullets were lodged in the walls, while 15 spent bullet cases were found about 40 metres from the building.

Police have cordoned off the area around the embassy, which has not been a target in other acts of low-level violence in Greece in recent years as an economic crisis raises social and political tensions.

Shots were also fired at the German ambassador's residence in Athens last year.

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