According to preliminary ballistic results conducted by the Criminal Investigation Directorate, the weapon used was a 7.62 mm Kalashnikov automatic rifle.
The same weapon was used in attacks in April 2014 and in January 2017 against PASOK headquarters, and Revolutionary Self-Defense had claimed responsibility for those attacks.
“A miracle I survived”
In his testimony, one of the police officers guarding the headquarters on Monday evening said that the assailant “wanted blood…his aim was to kill”.
He said that he saw a tall, hooded man wearing black clothes approaching the building, who was carrying a rifle.
“Before I could figure out what was going on, I heard the shots fired and I fell down on the sidewalk to protect myself. When I got up, I saw the bullet hole on the wall, at the same height that my head would have been. It is a miracle that I survived,” he told Greek media.