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Small bomb goes off outside Greek tax office in wealthy Athens suburb


ATHENS (Reuters) - A small makeshift bomb exploded outside a Greek tax office in a wealthy Athens suburb on Thursday, damaging the entrance of the building and smashing windows but causing no injuries, police officials said.

Police had cordoned off the area in the upscale suburb of Kifissia, where many business executives and politicians live, after an unidentified person called a Greek newspaper and a news website around 0200 GMT warning a bomb would go off in 30 minutes.

No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion, which police officials said was small.

"The bomb contained a small amount of explosive material," said a police official, who declined to be named.

Homemade bomb attacks by urban guerrilla groups are frequent in Greece, which is struggling to end its worst financial crisis in decades.

Attacks on political figures, police and justice officials have picked up in recent months, some claimed by anarchist guerrilla groups and anti-establishment leftists angry about Greece's financial woes.

In June, the anarchist guerrilla group Conspiracy of Fire Cells claimed responsibility for a time bomb that exploded outside the home of a prison director.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Editing by Peter Cooney)

Militants kill four in shootout at Indian Kashmir army camp - police


SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A group of militants attacked an Indian police station in Jammu and Kashmir state near the border with Pakistan on Thursday, killing four, and later attacked an army camp where a shootout was still going on, police said.

"The militants hijacked a truck after the attack on the police station and drove towards Jammu city and carried out another attack on Mesar army camp on Delhi-Jammu national highway near Samb town," said Rajesh Kumar, Inspector General of Police for the Jammu range.

"The militants are now inside the camp and firing is going on. They shot one army man who was guarding the camp."

India has faced an insurgency in its part of Muslim-majority Kashmir since 1989 and has long accused Pakistan of supporting the militants fighting Indian rule.

(Reporting by Fayaz Bukhari; Writing by John Chalmers; Editing by Paul Tait)

Venezuela's Maduro mulls legal move against Airbus over fault in presidential jet


CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said he was preparing legal action against Airbus due to a "serious fault" in his presidential jet following maintenance.

Maduro said he had been concerned about flying in the plane after it returned from five months of work by Airbus, and ordered his own technicians to carry out an inspection.

"After 10 or 12 days, a serious fault appeared in one of the wings of the plane. After five months at Airbus in France - my God!" Maduro said during a lived televised broadcast.

"With the help of an international law firm, we're preparing legal actions against Airbus of France."

Airbus was not immediately available for comment.

Maduro last week was briefly denied access to U.S. airspace on his way to China, which he described as an example of "U.S. aggression" against his socialist government.

U.S. authorities, who later approved his travel plan, said he had not been travelling in a state aircraft, which was required for diplomatic clearance. Maduro went in a Cuban plane.

Maduro had been scheduled to visit New York for the United Nations General Assembly, but called it off due to what he called "provocations" that constituted a threat to his security.

"One of the provocations could have led to a situation of violence in New York ... and the other was designed to affect my physical integrity," he said on Wednesday, declining to provide further details.

He cited the involvement of former U.S. government officials Otto Reich and Roger Noriega, both of whom he has frequently accused of plotting against his government. The two have denied those accusations.

Since winning an April election to replace late Socialist leader Hugo Chavez, Maduro has been constantly alleging plots against him ranging from several assassination plots to alleged Washington-backed plans to create shortages of consumer goods.

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