Gunshots were fired at the German
ambassador's residence in Athens
early on Monday, but caused no
injuries or damage, police said.
At least four shots hit the outside metal gate of the
residence, which lies behind a security wall on a busy street in
a northern suburb of the Greek capital, police said.
Investigators have collected 15 spent bullet cases so far.
The police sources said two attackers on foot were involved
in the attack, which occurred at about 3:40 a.m.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras spoke to the German
ambassador to Athens, Wolfgang Dold, after the incident, a
police statement said.
Anti-German rhetoric has become common among Greek
opposition politicians and anti-bailout groups since the
country's international financial bailout in 2010, due to the
harsh austerity policies that accompanied it.
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