Greece: Death in Athens

A commemorative murder

As he did every weekday at 7 a.m., Captain George Tsantes stepped into the back seat of a black Plymouth sedan outside his home in Kifissia, a northern suburb of Athens, for the 30-minute drive to his office in downtown Athens. This time, however, two men on a Vespa motor scooter were shadowing him. When the car stopped for a red light, the scooter zoomed alongside, and a gunman fired seven shots from a .45-cal. pistol, killing Tsantes instantly and fatally wounding his driver.

Tsantes, 53, was the first American to be killed by terrorists in Athens since Dec....

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