Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Athens, Greece - The anarchist group Revolutionary Liberation Action has claimed responsibility for the homemade explosive device that was detonated Saturday outside the office of a Socialist deputy Costas Gitonas. The office belongs to PASOK or the Panhellenic Socialist Movement which is the main opposition party. The bomb which was constructed out of two cooking gas canisters caused extensive damage to the buildings entrance and facade. No one was injured in the attack.

Revolutionary Liberation Action dedicated their assault to the memory of Christoforos Marino, a prominent anarchist who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in July 1996 during Gitonas' term as public order minister. In the past the group has claimed credit for a coordinated series of explosions last January that targeted offices of the ruling New Democracy party, a municipal vehicle, and a branch of the National Bank.