Two unidentified individuals attempted to enter a Greek military base near Athens by cutting the camp’s fence a few minutes after midnight.
According to Greek National Defense Ministry sources, the attempt took place at around 00:20 after midnight. The two strangers who tried to illegally enter the camp in Malakasa, Greece, by cutting the fence, were immediately spotted by the guards. In the camp, which, among other things, anti-tank missiles are being stored, the attempt of the two triggered an alarm that resulted to their retreat, while Greek Police was immediately informed regarding the matter.
It should be noted that at the specific military camp, apart from its heavy armory, explosive projectiles and other types of arms that have been found and confiscated by Greek Police are also being kept.
Meanwhile, after an order issued personally by the Greek National Defense Minister, Nikos Dendias, increased security measures will be taken in military bases that house heavy armory and anti-tank weapons in particular.
The order comes only a few weeks after information arrived to the Greek National Defense headquarters that referred to a possible theft attempt of anti-tank weapons from another military camp in Corinth, Peloponnese.
In that case, as part of the increased security measures, a platoon of special forces had been placed in order to strengthen the camp’s guarding.