Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Greek Police Seize Arms

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Greek Police Seize Arms

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POLICE raided several hideouts in Athens and its suburbs on Saturday, confiscating weapons and explosives, and arresting at least 10 suspected terrorists.

Police said the counter-terrorism operation was still under way. They declined to identify the arrested suspects.

The confiscated material included three submachine guns, three AK-47 assault rifles, seven pistols, several rounds of ammunition, 200 grams of TNT, four hand grenades and 50 kilograms of ANFO, a powerful explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil widely used in improvised explosive devices, a police statement said.

"This is a case that the police have been following for some time now and the operation is still at its early stages," said police spokesman Athanasios Kokalakis.

"All I can tell you is that we have found weapons and they are being examined by experts to see if they have been used in attacks."

Police would only identify one of the areas where the raids were occurring: the suburb of Nea Smyrni. …

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