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Greek guerrilla group claims journalist's killing
(Reuters) - The leftist Greek guerrilla group Rebel Sect claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the killing of a reporter last week, the first such incident in Greece for more than 20 years.
Rebel Sect sent a seven-page statement in a CD to local newspaper Ta Nea saying it had shot dead Sokratis Giolias, 37, outside his home on July 19, according to police and Ta Nea.
Giolias, a father of one, wrote for a popular news blog and was news chief at local radio station Thema 98.9. He was shot 16 times at close range.
"Rebel Sect ... claimed responsibility for the killing of Giolias," said a police official who declined to be named. He said police could not yet confirm the authenticity of the claim.
A journalist at
Ta Nea said the letter mentioned other journalists and would be published by the paper on Wednesday.
A ballistic investigation showed last week that the guns used in the journalist's assassination had been used in attacks claimed by Rebel Sect.
Giolias's assassination was the first killing of a Greek journalist since the mid-1980s, when left-wing urban guerrilla group November 17 killed a conservative newspaper publisher.
Rebel Sect emerged in 2009 and has said that journalists are among its targets. It opened fire last year on the headquarters of private Alter TV, without causing any injuries.
In June 2009, it said it was behind the killing of a Greek anti-terrorism policeman in Athens.
Six people have died in attacks this year in Greece. A booby-trapped package went off at the citizen protection ministry in June, killing one of the minister's closest aides.