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Anarchist Group Suspected in Arson Attack on Top Greek Judge's Car

Police say a small incendiary device has exploded under the parked car of a top Greek judge in Athens, causing damage to the vehicle but no injury.

Panayiotis Pikramenos, the newly appointed Council of State president, was not near the car at the time of the brazen midday attack near the court in the city center Thursday.

Police say the homemade device consisted of four camping gas canisters — the kind typically used by small Greek anarchist groups.

Such groups frequently carry out nighttime arson attacks against symbols of state authority and wealth to protest government social and economic policies, but very rarely strike in broad daylight.

There has been no claim of responsibility.