Police detain terrorism suspects during raid on hideout outside Athens

4/12/2010
ATHENS, Greece – An official says counterterrorism police have raided a hideout outside Athens and confiscated weapons and arrested several people.

Greek TV reported that four people were taken into custody, but the police spokesman who confirmed the raid would not say how many have been arrested. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in compliance with police rules.

The official says the hideout is located southeast of Athens in the suburb of Nea Smyrni.

Last month, a Greek radical anarchist group, Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire, claimed responsibility for a spate of parcel bombings in Greece.

Most of the 14 packages, all using tiny amounts of explosives, were intercepted by police and destroyed, but a delivery service employee suffered minor burns in a small blast.

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