Greek government responds strongly to attack on police

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The PASOK government announced it will present a new counter-terrorism policy soon, following Tuesday’s bloody attack against a police station in a northern Athens suburb left six policemen injured. “It was an attack against Greek society. Greece will not surrender to fear. Democracy will not be terrorised. The Government does not negotiate with terrorists. They will be arrested and prosecuted,” Public Safety Minister Michalis Chryssochoidis told reporters following his visit to the hospital which admitted the injured policemen and a civilian in shock. Prime Minister George Papandreou also visited the injured on Wednesday morning. Six policemen, two of whom remain in serious condition, were treated in the hospital after gunmen fired almost 100 rounds at the police station in the northeastern suburb of Ayia Paraskevi.Gunmen opened fire approaching the police station on a motorbike. It is thought that other assailants on motorbikes blocked the road that runs in front of the station while the attack took place.Three suspect motorbikes were later found at the Halandri metro station, less than a kilometre from where the attack took place. Police said that the three motorbikes had been stolen in the days preceding the attack. Forensic experts collected 99 bullet casings from Kalashnikov assault rifles. A pin from a hand grenade was also discovered. It appears these weapons have not been used in any previous attack. Of the six officers injured, four suffered slight wounds but two, including a trainee policewoman, were severely hurt and were in serious but stable condition in the hospital.last_img