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Militant group takes responsibility for Microsoft office car bomb

Earlier this week, a car bomb exploded outside Microsoft's offices in Athens, Greece. Today, Reuters reports that a little known Greek militant group called the International Revolutionary Front has taken responsibility for the attack.

In a statement, the group said, "We chose this building because Microsoft is one of the most powerful companies of the computer sector ... which is now carrying capitalism on its shoulders." An unnamed police official is quoted as saying, "We are taking the claim seriously and are investigating its authenticity." The International Revolutionary Front apparently started their attacks in 2011 and one of their past targets occurred at a McDonald's restaurant in Greece.

On Wednesday, three suspects broke into Microsoft's Greece headquarters which is located in the Athens suburb of Maroussi. The three people, at least two of which were armed, forced two security guards out of the building. The suspects then crashed a van, filled with gas canisters and containers of gasoline, into the entrance of the building and set off an incendiary device inside the van; no injuries were reported as a result of the attack.

Source: Reuters

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