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Terrorists Attack Greek McDonald’s

October 4, 1999

ATHENS, Greece (AP) _ A previously unknown terrorist group showered a McDonald’s restaurant with three gasoline bombs today, causing damage but no injuries, police said.

The anonymous caller claiming to represent the group, calling itself ``Friendly Company,″ told police the pre-dawn attack in the Athens suburb of Egaleo was carried out to protest President Clinton’s planned visit to Greece in November.

Windows and some tables in the restaurant were damaged, but no one was injured, police said.

Firebombings and attacks against American and other foreign targets are common in Greece.

November 17, one of Europe’s most deadly militant terrorist organizations, has killed 21 people since their 1975 assassination of the CIA station chief in Athens. Most recently, it took responsibility for a rocket attack on a Citibank branch in Athens last year.

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