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Golden Dawn pair shot in Athens

Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 01:07

Nov. 2 - Two supporters of far-right Golden Dawn party in Greece killed in drive-by shooting. Paul Chapman reports

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Greek police throng the area around the offices of the far-right Golden Dawn party where two of its supporters have been shot dead. A third was wounded in the drive-by attack on Friday. It happened on a busy street during the evening rush-hour in the capital, Athens. The shootings came at a time of growing public anger against Golden Dawn. Several of its senior members have been arrested over alleged involvement in attacks and criminal activities. The party is the subject of a government crackdown after the killing of a rapper in September blamed on one of its sympathisers. But lawmakers across the political spectrum are condemning Friday's attack. A Greek government spokesman pledged those behind it would be hunted down. (SOUNDBITE)(Greek) GREEK GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SIMOS KEDIKOGLOU SAYING: "The murderers, whoever they are, will be dealt with unsparingly by our democracy and justice system as well as a united Greek society. Let everyone know this." There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the shootings, which police said were carried out at close range with a nine millimetre pistol.

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Golden Dawn pair shot in Athens

Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 01:07