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Greek Police Thwart Planned Attack by Maziotis' Terrorist Group

maziotis-660_0The Greek minister of public order and the chief of the Greek Police have announced that, following anti-terrorism investigations carried out in a garage in the Vyronas area of Athens, evidence has been uncovered of an impending terrorist attack planned by Nikos Maziotis and his anarchist terror group.
The thwarted attack was scheduled to take place on October 4. Its suspected targets were the president of Olympiakos FC Evangelos Marinakis, Greek entrepreneurs Theodoros Veniamis and Theodoros Fessas, Greek companies Capital and Infoquest, as well as the offices of New Democracy.
During investigations in the Vyronas garage, police found a car roof rack and several metal objects which may have been used during Maziotis’ car bombing outside the Bank of Greece in April.
The garage had been under intense observation over the last ten days. On Wednesday night, men of the Greek anti-terrorism unit spotted a man, aged 25 to 30 years, attempting to enter the garage. After they arrested him, the police found in his possession a key to the garage, a travel bag, a jacket, sunglasses and a binder filled with handwritten notes.
The police raid was ordered in connection with the arrest in July of fugitive militant Nikos Maziotis following a daytime central Athens shootout, Police Chief Dimitris Tsakanakis said.
Maziotis, who was injured in the shooting, had been convicted in absentia last year and sentenced to 25 years for participation in Revolutionary Struggle, a group active between 2003 and 2009 and best known for firing a rocket-propelled grenade into the U.S. Embassy, in an attack that caused no injuries.

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