THESSALONIKI — Three Greeks – two men and a woman – are facing terrorism charges after a prosecutor accused them of taking part in an arson attack by an extremist anarchist group against an Orthodox Christian religious society in Thessaloniki.
They were arrested after the attack with an incendiary device that damaged the entrance of the building but caused no injuries in Greece’s second-largest city that continues to wracked by violence in the aftermath of the murder of a 19-year-old suspect in what was said to be over soccer rivalry.
The three suspects were charged with belonging to a terrorist organization, carrying out a terrorist act with use of explosives, as well as endangering life, damaging property and arson, said Kathimerini. They were not named.
A police statement said they allegedly belonged to a group named Organization Anarchist Action that had been involved in several similar attacks since 2016 and that a search of their homes revealed a handgun and ammunition, police and First Aid services clothing and insignia, flammable chemicals, a handbook on making incendiary devices and stolen identity cards.