Athens: Shots fired at German ambassador's residence

ATHENS -- At least four shots were fired at the residence of the German ambassador to Greece early on Monday. Nobody was injured in the incident.

The scene of the shooting in Athens on Monday (Tanjug)
The scene of the shooting in Athens on Monday (Tanjug)

The bullets hit the metal gate of the high-security residence located in a busy street, police said, according to Reuters.

The news agency also reported that unidentified attackers used an assault rifle.

A police official who spoke on condition of anonymity said at least two assailants were involved.

After the incident, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras spoke o German Ambassador Wolfgang Dold, and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos expressed his "outrage and outright condemnation."