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Greek far-right group Golden Dawn has blamed the country's government after two of its members were shot dead, saying it had asked for police protection at its offices after receiving threats.
"(Prime Minister Antonis) Samaras's anti-Greek government is to blame for the crime, which allowed out-of-control terrorists to murder young kids in cold blood," the party said in a statement.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, although a police official told Reuters the force suspected unnamed anti-establishment groups.
Greek far-right group Golden Dawn said on its website that two of its members, aged 20 and 23 years old, were killed in today's shooting in Athens.
However, police have not yet verified the identities of the victims.
The Greek authorities said the gunmen who shot dead two members of the far-right Golden Dawn group today will be "dealt with unsparingly".
Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou told reporters:
Police sources have said at least two people were killed in a drive-by shooting outside the offices of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party in Athens.
A member of the Greek far-right group Golden Dawn has been killed in a drive-by shooting, ITV News sources have said.
Two other Golden Dawn members were reportedly critically injured in the attack, which took place outside the organisation's offices in Heraklion, Athens.