Shots fired at police in Greece

January 5th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Athens, Jan 5 (DPA) Unknown attackers fired multiple shots at a police watch post in Athens early Monday morning, leaving one police officer wounded with life threatening injuries, local radio reported.The incident occurred outside a culture ministry building in central Athens. Witnesses reported hearing a burst of gunfire followed by screams.

Police have cordoned off the area and taken several suspects into custody.

Since the deadly shooting of a 15-year-old by police Dec 6, Greece has been beset by violent protests.

On Dec 23, unknown attackers opened fire on a police bus. No one was injured in that attack.

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