Shootings outside the offices of PASOK – One police officer wounded

Authorities say a police officer has been wounded in central Athens after shots were fired outside the offices of political party PASOK.

The officer was injured early Tuesday after a gunman opened fire at a police bus outside the main offices of the Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement, in an area of Athens where anarchist groups frequently clash with police and attack symbols of authority.

According to sources, the perpetrator shot three times against a police bus. Two bullets pierced the windshield of the bus and one hit the building of PASOK party.

The policeman was wounded in the leg and taken to a military hospital.

Police said the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening but gave no other details of his condition.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for pre-dawn attack. It occurred days after the arrest of a fugitive member of the Greek far-left militant group Revolutionary Struggle – which has carried out bombings and shootings, including firing a rocket at the U.S. Embassy in Athens in 2007.