At least 129 detained in large police sweep after shooting in downtown Athens

At least 129 people had been detained in downtown Athens by Friday afternoon as part of an ongoing police operation to find the culprits behind a shooting that left one dead and one injured in what authorities believe is a turf war between competing criminal gangs.

Earlier in the day, state broadcaster ERT showed officers speaking to numerous people in Menandrou Street, the same area where the fatal shooting took place on Thursday night.

A journalist said officers were asking foreign nationals to produce legal identification documents.

The police operation started after a 23-year-old Afghan national was shot dead and a 25-year-old fellow national was seriously injured with a knife in the clash.

Eye-witnesses said they saw about 30 people armed with guns and knives attacking a group of men selling contraband cigarettes on the corner of Menandrou and...

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