A Greek left-wing urban guerrilla group on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack with a hand grenade on the French embassy in Athens last week, which wounded one guard. The attackers were riding a motorcycle when they threw the hand grenade outside the building opposite parliament, in one of Athens’s best-guarded areas. The attack occurred less than a week before a planned visit by US President Barack Obama on Nov. 15-16. In a statement uploaded on Athens Indymedia website, the Revolutionary Self-defense Group described the attack saying it was in protest at France’s foreign policy and its treatment of refugees. The group has also claimed responsibility for an attack against the Mexican embassy in August. Greek police were investigating the authenticity of the claim, one official said.
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Newsline: Guerrilla group claims responsibility for attack at French embassy in Athens