Left-wing Greek group claims Athens bomb attacks

A Greek extremist group “The Fire Conspiracy Cells” on Monday claimed responsibility for three bomb attacks which caused minor damage but no injuries in Athens during the last week.

In a statement posted on the leftist Indymedia website, the group said it was behind the explosions – one at the central Athens offices of Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn) on Friday morning, an explosion outside the Athens Aliens Bureau on Petrou Ralli Street on Saturday afternoon and a blast outside the home of a Pakistani community leader in the run-down district of Aghios Panteleimonas, near the city centre, also on Saturday.

The Fire Conspiracy Cells declared that the attacks were a contribution to the ongoing debate in the country on immigration. “This is the first evidence of the bomb crusade we had warned we would launch after our strike on parliament,” the group said in its statement.

The authenticity of the claim has not been confirmed by the police. The same group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack outside the Greek parliament on January 9 2010.