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Attackers throw explosive at Russian consul in Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Attackers on a motorcycle threw an explosive device, possibly a hand grenade, at the Russian consulate in Athens early on Friday, police said.

“It was probably a hand grenade, no one was injured,” one police official told Reuters.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate in the Athens suburb of Psychico.

Small-scale attacks on businesses, police, politicians and embassies are frequent in Greece, with its long history of political violence. Left-wing urban guerrilla groups often claim responsibility.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; Editing by Michael Perry)

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