March 22, 2019
ATHENS (Reuters) – Attackers on a motorcycle threw an explosive device, possibly a hand grenade, at the Russian consulate in Athens early on Friday, police said.
“It was probably a hand grenade. No one was injured,” a police official told Reuters, adding that it was not a powerful explosion.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate in the Athens suburb of Chalandri, where police cordoned off the area.
In 2016, a security guard was wounded in a similar incident at the French embassy in central Athens.
Small-scale attacks on businesses, police, politicians and embassies are frequent in Greece, with its long history of political violence.
(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; Editing by Michael Perry and Darren Schuettler)