The United States Embassy in Athens, frequently assaulted by radical groups, was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade Thursday. The State Department says no one was injured by the explosion.


Police said a small rocket-propelled grenade or similar device was fired into the front of the embassy.

Fire engines and police cordoned off the area around the fortified building. The US State Department said there were no injuries.

The BBC correspondent in Athens says the US embassy is often the target of small-scale attacks by radical groups.

Many of the attacks are carried out by small groups following in the footsteps of the disbanded November 17 leftist group, says the BBC’s Malcolm Brabant.

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