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Two Albanians are among the arrested for terrorism

07 January 2009 / 10:01:20  GRReporter
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The Greek police have arrested seven people after searching through the Athens neighborhood Ekzarhia for illegal weapon possession. Today, they will appear in front of a three member court in order to give statements. According to the Greek state TV NET, two of the arrested are Albanian, and the third one is a suspect for participating in an attack of the US embassy in Athens on January 12th 2007. This is the first time when the police are speaking of an actual participant in the assault, the responsibility of which took the terrorism group “Revolutionary Fight.” NET reports that the weapons found in Ekzarhia were illegally imported from the former East bloc, and most likely from Albania.


In an interview for Alter TV the former minister of Public Order Mihalis Hrisohoidis talks about for a new generation of terrorists, who are not ideologically connected but are very brave and decisive, which is the worst – they are thirsty for blood. “After the attack of the US embassy it was clear to everybody that the terrorists’ next goal is blood shedding. They just cannot be satisfied with anything less,” announced Hrisohoidis. He reminded that the appeal, which “Revolutionary Fight” spread after the attack of the US embassy, clearly defined the next goal – the police forces. The former Internal Affairs minister expressed his dissatisfaction by the way people after him are dealing with the terrorist organizations and concluded: “We are standing in front of a new type of terrorism, which compared to “17th of November” looks like a fairy tale.” Mihalis Hrisohoidis was the main figure to neutralize the terrorist organization “November 17th” during 2003, which was acting unpunished in Greece for over 20 years.


The 21 year old policeman, who was injured in a terrorist shooting while guarding the Ministry of Culture on Tuesday, is still in intensive care in the Red Cross hospital. His condition is critical but stable. The doctors say that they will be able to say whether his life is out of danger after Monday.

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