Culture Ministry building hit; no one hurt

Updated: July 22, 2004, 2:45 AM ET
Associated Press

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.

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