Po­lice find Pe­trakakos weapons stashed away

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Of­fi­cers of Greece’s coun­tert­er­ror­ism squad yesterday raided a small build­ing used for stor­age pur­poses in Marathon, eastern At­tica, which is be­lieved to have been used by Gior­gos Pe­trakakos, an al­leged ter­ror­ist ar­rested in Vo­los last week, seiz­ing rocket-pro­pelled grenades, Kalash­nikov as­sault ri­fles as well as six cars, a truck and two mo­tor­cy­cles. The weapons and the ve­hi­cles were to be ex­am­ined by po­lice bal­lis­tics and foren­sic ex­perts. Tests on another cache of weapons seized ear­lier this week from the gar­den of a house al­legedly rented by Pe­trakakos in Mo­los, Fthi­otida, cen­tral Greece, in­di­cated that they have not been used in any ter­ror­ist at­tacks or rob­beries. Po­lice sus­pect the arms might be­long to Group of Pop­u­lar Fight­ers, an or­ga­ni­za­tion which has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for at­tacks on the Is­raeli Em­bassy in Athens in De­cem­ber last year, on the of­fices of New Democ­racy in Jan­uary 2013 and the home of the Ger­man am­bas­sador to Greece in De­cem­ber that year. Pe­trakakos, 36, is a sus­pected ac­com­plice of Nikos Mazi­o­tis, the leader of another guer­rilla group, Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Strug­gle.

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