Greek arsonists attack diplomatic cars from Turkey, Italy, Philippines

Arsonists burned four diplomatic cars from Turkey, Italy and the Philippines in attacks across Athens early Monday, authorities said. The attacks were carried out within 35 minutes, using small cooking gas canisters to burn the cars, all bearing diplomatic license plates, the police and fire service said. Two of the cars were used by staff at the Turkish embassy, the others from the embassies of Italy and the Philippines. No one was hurt and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. In one of the incidents, the fire spread and damaged a fifth car.