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Hit in the terrorism core

12 April 2010 / 14:04:21  GRReporter
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Police arrested six people who are probably members of the terrorist organization "Revolutionary Fight". Matter of hours is detecting the hideaway of the weapons, say representatives of the anti-terrorism office. Most importantly, with the arrest of six people, the police avoided the implementation of one of the most spectacular attacks, which the organization was planning in order to bomb a police station in the city center. 

The ball started untangling a month ago after the murder of 37-year-old Lambros Foundas in armed clash with police in Daphne suburb on March 10, 2010. All six arrested on Saturday morning are anarchists and old acquaintances of the authorities. All of them were part of the 500 arrested in 1995 at the Polytechnic School in Athens during a police raid. Right now wanted are another 12-15 people who are allegedly involved in terrorist activities. 

Authorities hope to reveal a weapons hideaway of the organization, which might come out to be the missing element to confirm the theories of experts. Some of them argue that the principle of "connected vessels" can be applied and probably "keys" for relations with other terrorist organizations will be found in the hideaway. 

During the night police raided several homes in Athens neighborhoods Kipseli, Peristeri and Perisos and in the towns of Patras, Kythira and in Thessaly region, hoping to find the hideaway of “Revolutionary Fight’s” weapons. Currently the authorities' attention is directed to an apartment in Nea Filadelphia neighborhood, where they found holograph pamphlet "draft" - with notes on the sheet that was published after a strike against the police officers behind the Ministry of Culture. Despite the police’s hope to find weapons, they have found only suitcases, which probably were used to transport weapons and apparatus for altering the voice and disguise products. 

Since its existence in 2003 the organization "Revolutionary Fight" has attacked policemen, police buildings and bank branches, and its most spectacular attack was shooting a torpedo at the U.S. embassy building in Athens. 

The first time members of the terrorist organization placed two clock mechanism bombs in the courthouse in Athens and since then it had become clear that their main objective is to strike the police officers. Back then they placed two bombs that exploded with time difference of only few hours. While the police was investigation the scene of the first explosion, the second bomb exploded. 

Before the beginning of the Olympic Games "Revolutionary Fight" attacked a police station in Kallithea and this was breaking news all over the world. Subsequently, members of the terrorist group placed a bomb near the home of former Culture Minister Georgios Voulgarakis. The last attack, for which the organization has claimed responsibility, is the Athens Stock Exchange building. There the terrorists had placed a car filled with explosives. 

According to evidence found so far, the six arrested men were moving in the same company, and 39-year-old Nikos Maziotis, who is considered the most important person in this case, is soon to be a father. His girlfriend, 41-year Panayota Roupa is also arrested and a suspected in being involved in the terrorist organization.

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