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An anti-terrorist investigation is underway in Athens after gunshots were fired at the German ambassador’s residence early on Monday.

The outside metal gate was hit. No one was hurt.

Attacks on diplomatic targets, banks or foreign firms are not uncommon in Greece with far-left or anarchist groups usually blamed.

No one has claimed responsibility for this attack. Reports suggest several people are being questioned by police.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras spoke to the German ambassador to Athens, after the incident.

Anti-German rhetoric has increased in Greece, with Berlin widely held responsible for austerity measures imposed under an international bailout.

The residence was the target of an attack in 1999, when members of the now dismantled extremist group November 17 fired a rocket that hit its roof.