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Greece: Arsonists target ex-PM's summer home
Greece: Former PM Simitis' summer home targeted in arson attack
Associated Press
2013-12-13 11:42 PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Police in Greece say an incendiary device exploded outside the vacation home of former prime minister Costas Simitis, causing minor damage and no injuries.

The incident at the empty building occurred before dawn Friday, at a seaside resort about 55 kilometers (35 miles) west of Athens, according to a police statement, which said the remains of an incendiary device had been recovered from the site.

Simitis, now 77, was prime minister between 1996 and 2004, heading governments of the Socialist Pasok party that saw the country join the euro and experience successive years of high growth.

On Monday, he made a rare public appearance in central Athens to endorse an initiative aimed at forming alliances among center-left parties, after support for Pasok was decimated by harsh bailout policies.

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