Anti-terrorism operation in Athens

Anti-terrorism raid in central Athens

Ε.Κ.Α.Μ Greek Tactical police

A large-scale operation was carried out in downtown Athens on Thursday by Greek anti-terrorism police (Ε.Κ.Α.M).

The operation is still ongoing, but reports so far indicate that Ε.Κ.Α.Μ detained more than 20 people and seized heavy weaponry including anti-tank weapons.

A police statement said the individuals arrested in the raids that took place in two central Athens locations- Sepolia and Exarchia, were Kurds living in Greece.

Anti-terrorism raid in central Athens

The statement also noted that police discovered a secret tunnel in the house located in Sepolia, but provided no further information.

The operation is not connected with Islamic extremism, however authorities note that "the case is serious."