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Incumbent Athens mayor chides rival over remarks

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Friday chided Aris Spiliotopoulos, his New Democracy rival in May’s local elections, after the deputy likened Athens to Kabul in the wake of Thursday’s bomb explosion outside the Bank of Greece.

“He is undermining the city’s effort to improve in terms of tourism,” Kaminis said on Skai Radio.

Suicide Attack Kills Romanian Soldier in Afghanistan

The Romanian defence ministry said in a statement on Monday that a vehicle carrying explosives crashed head-on into the military vehicle in which Claudiu Constantin Vulpoiu and his five fellow servicemen were travelling.

The Romanian troops were on patrol in Zabul province, on the Kabul-Kandahar highway. Vulpoiu, 41, had served in six missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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