Leftist Group Claims Responsibility for Citibank Bombings
A police officer stands guard outside a damaged Citibank branch in the Nea Ionia district, northern Athens March 9, 2009. A home-made bomb exploded outside a Citibank branch in the Greek capital causing minor damage and no injuries, police said on Monday. (REUTERS/John Kolesidis)
A far-left Greek militant group claimed responsibility for recent attacks against Citibank offices in Athens, saying they were carried out because of the international financial crisis, a newspaper reported Thursday.
The weekly Pontiki newspaper published a statement from the Revolutionary Struggle group, which claimed responsibility for a failed car bomb attack on Citibank offices in Athens on Feb. 18 as well as a bomb attack Monday on a suburban Citibank branch that caused damage but no injuries.
Authorities did not immediately comment on the statement or its authenticity, but the newspaper has been used by the militant group in the past to publish proclamations.