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Hand Grenade Thrown at Security Post of Russian Consulate in Athens - Embassy

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ATHENS (Sputnik) - Two people threw an explosive device at a police booth near the Russian Consulate in Athens, the Russian Embassy in Greece told Sputnik Friday.

"Last night, two strangers, riding by the consulate of the Russian Embassy on a bike, threw an explosive device at a police booth located near the consulate… Minor damage has been inflicted," the embassy said, adding that the Greek law enforcement services were looking into the incident.

Earlier in the day, local Skai TV channel reported that unknown people had thrown a grenade in the territory of the Russian consulate in Athens, with the building being cordoned off by the police.

In a conversation with Sputnik, Greek Foreign Minister Yorgos Katrugalos categorically condemned the attack on the Russian consulate.

"Greece is a safe country. But here, as in all countries of the world, there are some unacceptable attacks, like the one that occurred in the Russian consulate this morning. We contacted the Russian embassy and announced the most obvious and categorical condemnation of these events. We said that the necessary measures will be taken (by) the police so that such unacceptable incidents will not be repeated. We also reaffirmed in this context very friendly relations between the two countries."

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The grenade did not explode, while the reason for the incident has not been revealed by police.

No further information has been immediately available.

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