Greek police say man injured in Athens shootout could be linked to domestic terrorism

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say a man injured in a shootout with police earlier this week may be linked to domestic terrorism.

The 21-year-old is accused of shooting two police officers at close range, wounding both as they investigated a motorcycle theft in an affluent Athens suburb.

Police said Friday his fingerprints match those found in an apartment in the central city of Volos in which weapons were found during a raid in March. Five people had been arrested on terrorism charges in the raid.

Far-left militant and armed anarchist groups have been active in Greece for decades. Attacks spiked following the fatal police shooting of a teenager in Athens in December 2008 that led to widespread riots across the country.
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