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Shots fired at German ambassador's residence

Yellow evidence markers, left, are placed where bullet casings were found after an attack outside the residence of German Ambassador to Athens, Wolfgang Dold, in the northern suburb of Halandri, Greece on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. The home of Germanys ambassador to Greece was sprayed with gunfire from automatic weapons, causing no injuries, in a suspected terrorist attack that the government said was aimed at hurting the countrys image before it takes over the presidency of the European Union. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Shots fired at German ambassador's residence

Yahoo NewsDecember 30, 2013

Unidentified assailants opened fire on the German ambassador's residence in Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle on Monday in an attack seen as an attempt to sour relations between debt-laden Greece and its biggest creditor nation.

Police said about 60 shots were fired at the high-security residence on a busy street of a northern suburb. At least four bullets were lodged in the walls of the house and four hit the metal gate of its perimeter. No one was hurt.

Anti-German sentiment has grown during Greece's prolonged economic crisis and many of those struggling with record unemployment and falling living standards blame Germany's insistence on fiscal rigor for their economic woes.

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