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Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot planned for weekend

  • A woman walks on a sidewalk in front of the headquarters of new democracy party in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country's ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    A woman walks on a sidewalk in front of the headquarters of new democracy party in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country's ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man stands at the entrance of the headquarters of new democracy party in Athens,on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country's ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    A man stands at the entrance of the headquarters of new democracy party in Athens,on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country's ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Greece say they have foiled a bomb attack by a far-left militant group planned for the weekend. They say the suspected target was the headquarters of the conservative New Democracy party, which heads the government coalition.

Public Order Minister said plans for Saturday's attack were found in a police raid in Athens on Wednesday, when a suspect was arrested and held on terror-related charges.

He says police also found detailed records of others believed to be on a list of potential targets, including ship owners, the chairman of Greece's industry federation and the chairman of Greece's largest soccer club, Olympiakos.

The raid was ordered in connection with the arrest in July of fugitive militant Nikos Maziotis following a daytime central Athens shootout.