Radical group attacked ex-Greek prime minister

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 15 Jun 2017, 14:10:08

Radical group attacked ex-Greek prime minister

The attack on Lucas Papademos May 25 shocked Greece’s political and business elite. Mr Papademos, a former European Central Bank vice-president, led a national unity government in Greece that in 2012 carried out the largest sovereign debt restructuring in history, reports a global media Thursday. 

It was the first time a Greek official involved with handling the country’s seven-year economic crisis had been targeted, raising worries about a possible campaign of “revenge” attacks by anarchists linked to anti-austerity protests.

It was also the first attempt against a prominent Greek figure since 1997, when on November 17 a leftwing terrorist group shot dead Kostis Perratikos, a shipping tycoon, in the port of Piraeus.

Mr Papademos spent several days in intensive care with wounds to his face, abdomen and legs. His hearing has been affected by the blast.

Nikos Toskas, deputy interior minister, insisted in an interview that a resurgence of terrorism on the scale of the N17 attacks was “out of the question”. The group was dismantled in 2002 after one of its members was seriously wounded in a failed bomb attack. Its leaders are serving life sentences in jail.

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