Greek police 'foil bomb plot'

Greek police 'foil bomb plot'

Police in Greece say they have foiled a bomb attack by a far-left militant group planned for the weekend.

They said the suspected target was the headquarters of the conservative New Democracy party, which heads the government coalition.

Plans for Saturday’s attack were found in a police raid in Athens on Wednesday, when a suspect was arrested and held on terror-related charges, the public order minister said.

He said police also found detailed records of others believed to be on a list of potential targets, including ship owners, the chairman of Greece’s industry federation and the chairman of Greece’s largest football club, Olympiakos.

The raid was ordered in connection with the arrest in July of fugitive militant Nikos Maziotis following a daytime central Athens shootout.

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