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Gunshots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens, nobody hurt in pre-dawn attack

  • Bullet holes are seen on the wall of Israeli Embassy after a pre-dawn gunfire attack in Athens, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Greek authorities are investigating the pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy and officials said at least 20 bullet casings were found near the scene of the attack, which occurred long before the building opened for business. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Bullet holes are seen on the wall of Israeli Embassy after a pre-dawn gunfire attack in Athens, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Greek authorities are investigating the pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy and officials said at least 20 bullet casings were found near the scene of the attack, which occurred long before the building opened for business. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police guard outside Israeli Embassy as the avenue remains closed for the traffic after a pre-dawn gunfire attack in Athens, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Greek authorities are investigating the pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy and officials said at least 20 bullet casings were found near the scene of the attack, which occurred long before the building opened for business. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Police guard outside Israeli Embassy as the avenue remains closed for the traffic after a pre-dawn gunfire attack in Athens, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Greek authorities are investigating the pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy and officials said at least 20 bullet casings were found near the scene of the attack, which occurred long before the building opened for business. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police forensic experts investigate an area near Israeli Embassy in Athens, early Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Greek authorities are investigating a pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens, which caused no injuries or damage. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Police forensic experts investigate an area near Israeli Embassy in Athens, early Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Greek authorities are investigating a pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens, which caused no injuries or damage. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

Greek authorities are investigating a pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens, which caused no injuries or damage.

Police closed off a major road outside the embassy early Friday and forensics experts in white protective clothing were searching the area.

Officials said at least 20 bullet casings were found near the scene of the attack, which occurred long before the building opened for business.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

One year ago, a small left-wing terrorist group called "Popular Fighters" claimed responsibility for a similar gunfire attack outside the German ambassador's residence in Athens, which caused no injuries.