Officials in Greece said that two people were arrested after they were suspected to be members of a group that planned an attack on a restaurant in Athens
The Greek police have arrested two people they suspect are members of a group that planned an attack on an Israeli restaurant in Athens on Tuesday, March 28.
According to Reuters, investigations were done by the Greek anti-terrorist agency in the case as Israel blames Iran for the incident, claiming that it was orchestrated from there.
A statement by the police said, “The anti-terrorist agency launched the operation that led to the arrests on information gathered by the country’s intelligence service”.
It added that “the arrests had helped dismantle a terrorist network that was being managed from abroad”.
Official sources said that the two men arrested are aged 27 and 29 years, and are Pakistani nationals.
Sources from the police also suggest that they were receiving orders from other Pakistani nationals.
“The investigation exposed that the operation in Greece was part of a vast Iranian network, operated from Iran across many countries”, said a statement by Israel’s intelligence service Mossad.
Police in Greece also stated that they “confiscated digital evidence which revealed that the group was planning to attack a building of special significance in Greece and was looking for people who could help them carry out their project”.
The also said that the Israeli restaurant in Athens was the target, adding, “They were aiming at human loss and wanted to undermine security in Greece and hurt its foreign relations”.
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