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Greek Cops Thwart Bomb Attack Outside Ex-Minister’s Building

Two men arrested as they were trying to plant two incendiary devices outside an apartment building where a former minister for New Democracy lives in a suburb of Thessaloniki will face charges.

The suspects, not named under Greek privacy laws that generally prohibits identifying people except in high-profile cases or when politicians swap accusations, went before a prosecutor and were given until June 1 to prepare their defense, said Kathimerini.

The men, aged 27 and 28, face charges of forming a criminal gang, attempting to cause an explosion, attempted arson, manufacturing and possessing explosives that could have endangered human life, violation of gun and flare ownership laws, violation of drug laws, resistance and disobedience.

Police sources who weren’t named said that the head of the Deposits and Loans Fund, former minister Dimitris Stamatis, resides in the building though it remains unclear if he was the target of the intended explosion.

The paper said police caught the 27-year-old while he was attempting to activate the incendiary device, while the second was on a nearby street corner, keeping a lookout.

Officers then tracked down and arrested the 28-year-old in the center of Thessaloniki.

Raids on the suspects’ homes produced four incendiary devices, a tear gas canister, bottles containing a flammable liquid, pepper spray and small quantities of cannabis, the report also said.

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