Terrorists attack on U.S. Embassy

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    Terrorists attack on U.S. Embassy

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    ATHENS, Greece Police cordoned off streets around the U.S. Embassy in Athens early Friday after an explosion inside the embassy compound that a senior police official said was an "act of terrorism."

    The blast smashed glass in the front of the building near the U.S. emblem of the embassy.

    "This is an act of terrorism. We don't know where from," Attica Police Chief Asimakis Golfis said. "There was a shell that exploded in the toilets of the building ... It was fired from street level."

    Authorities searched nearby apartment buildings and a hospital amid reports that an explosive device may have been fired at the building. The blast smashed glass in the front of the building, near the U.S. emblem of the embassy.

    "I heard a loud bang I didn't realize what was going on," said Giorgos Yiannoulis, who runs a kiosk near the embassy.

    Police did not report any injuries and embassy officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

    Traffic came to a standstill across parts of central Athens, as police and emergency services scrambled to the embassy building.

    The U.S. Embassy a heavily guarded building is a frequent destination for protest groups but American officials have not been targeted in more than a decade.
    No word on casualties yet, hopefully they were low. Doesn't look like the building took too much damage.
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    Unfortunately, in recent years Greece has not been a safe place for US visitors. Because of its high tourist visits and its closeness to the Middle East things will likely worsen with time. I was really surprised that there weren't any (reported) incidents at the last Olympic Games.

    It is really sad because Greece has always been a great and beautiful tourist destination for US citizens (so much culture & history).
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    I agree. I got to go to Greece 3 times while in the US Navy. Rhodes is a beautiful island with some really great people and so much to see and do.
    I loved every time we went there.

    But, it isn't the safest place for any tourist to visit.

    I hope there are few if any injured and no dead.
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    I really don't care to leave the country anymore.

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    I totally agree with PackerfanXD. Since my retirement from the U. S. Navy I am a stay at home sort of person.
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    I've never been past the missippi so theres still a lot to see in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackerfanXD View Post
    I really don't care to leave the country anymore.
    I agree 100000%

    Tom G same for me never been out past indy for me so i got a lot to see here first

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