American Embassy in Greece Hit by Rocket

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- The US ambassador to Greece is condemning a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Athens Friday.

Charles Reis says "there can be no justification for such a senseless act of violence." The embassy was occupied at the time but no one was hurt.

Reis says there was no warning. He says it's being treated as
"a very serious attack."

The rocket struck the front of the building. A shell landed on the third floor. Reis says the damage was not extensive. Glass was shattered in nearby buildings.

It's the first major attack against a US target in Greece since 1996, when the far-left November 17 terrorist group fired a rocket at the US embassy. There was minor damage but no injuries.


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