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Police Arrest 6 in Terrorist Activities & Seize Weapons

Police have arrested six people in Greece for allegedly taking part in terrorist activities.
Greek police chief Lefteris Oikonomou states that the five men and one woman, aged 21 to 31, were arrested in five separate police operations in the Athens area and on Crete.
According to the announcement, two people identified as Constantine Sakkas, 26, and Alexandros Mitrousias, 21, were arrested on Saturday afternoon.  The arrest was made at a safehouse on Kessarias Street in the Athens district of Nea Smyrni.  Shortly after in simultaneous operations, 30-year-old George Karayiannidis was arrested at a safehouse on Pylis Street in Piraeus.  31-year-old Christos Politis was arrested at a safehouse on Themistokleous Street in the Athens district of Exarchia.  26-year-old woman Styliani Antoniou was arrested at a hideout on Platonos Street in the Athens district of Kallithea.  Finally 26-year-old Dimitrios Michail was arrested in Siteia, Crete.
Police have announced the discovery of three Kalashnikov assault rifles, three submachine guns, seven handguns, four grenades, 50 kilograms of industrial-grade ammonium nitrate explosives and 200 grammes of TNT. Early ballistic tests determined that the weapons found have not been used in prior terrorist attacks.  If the hideout belongs to the terrorist group Revolutionary Sect, its members have another weapons cache in different locations.
Another hideout was found in the western city of Agrinio, according to a police source. The rural house was apparently used as a transfer point for weapons smuggled from Albania, state television NET reported.
The weekend raids could provide a link to another Greek group Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, which specializes in arson and bomb attacks.  The group was behind a parcel bomb campaign against European leaders and embassies last month.  Two of its suspected members were arrested.

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