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Microsoft building in Athens targeted in arson attack; no injuries

A policeman stands in front of Microsoft's offices in northern Athens, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Assailants attacked the offices of Microsoft early Wednesday, driving a van through the front doors and setting off an incendiary device that burned the building entrance, police said. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ATHENS, Greece - Police say the offices of Microsoft in Athens have been attacked, with assailants reversing a van through the front entrance and detonating an incendiary device that sparked a fire.

There were no injuries caused in Wednesday's pre-dawn attack on the main offices of Microsoft, north of the city centre.

Police said an initial survey of the burned-out van indicated the device consisted of camping gas canisters used to set alight several containers of gasoline.

Initial information indicated three people had been in the van, and they forced two security guards to leave the building before they set it alight.

Police cordoned off the scene, where the van was visible just outside the burned-out entrance of the building.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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