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Greek guerrilla group claims French embassy grenade attack

Greek guerrilla group claims French embassy grenade attackAn obscure Greek left-wing urban guerrilla group has claimed responsibility for a hand grenade attack that lightly injured a police guard outside the French embassy in Athens last week.

In a statement uploaded on Athens Indymedia website, the Revolutionary Self-defense Group described the attack saying it was in protest at France's foreign policy and its treatment of refugees.

The group has also claimed responsibility for an attack on the headquarters of the Socialist PASOK party in Athens in 2014 and an attack against the Mexican embassy in August.

"The political aim of the Revolutionary Self-defense Group in all three armed interventions was clear: attacking the state oligarchy, the dictatorship of the capital and its armed guards," the group said, warning of more attacks against police.

Last week was carried out in one of the Greek capital's most heavily guarded areas, just across the road from Parliament.
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