<
>

Culture Ministry building hit; no one hurt

7/22/2004

ATHENS, Greece -- Two gasoline bombs were tossed at a
Culture Ministry building in central Athens on Thursday, causing no
damage or injuries, authorities said.

The building also houses the Cultural Olympiad, a four-year
festival featuring art exhibitions and performances leading up the
Aug. 13-29 Games.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but anarchists
were thought to be behind it. Anarchist groups have carried out
thousands of such arson attacks in recent years, both in Athens and
the northern port of Thessaloniki. Targets include businesses,
diplomatic vehicles and banks.