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A travel office in downtown Athens that specialized in trips to and from Albania came under attack in the early hours of Tuesday.
Unknown assailants threw makeshift firebombs at the business on Deligianni Street in the city center,causing damage to the building's facade, and then made off. The incident occurred at around 1 a.m., police said.
The Greek Foreign Ministry is to lodge a demarche to Albanian authorities over the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old ethnic Greek in a village in southern Albania on Sunday.
The ministry is to lodge the complaint officially with the Albanian Ambassador, Dashnor Dervishi, who was summoned on Monday afternoon.
Albanian police said Kostandinos Kacifa, 35, a citizen of Albania and Greece, was shot dead by officers who were attempting to arrest him after he fired on a police patrol in the ethnic Greek-populated village of Bularat in south Albania on Sunday.
The incident happened during celebrations in the village to mark 'Oxi Day', a Greek national holiday.
A few hours after an ethnic Greek man was killed in southern Albania in an exchange of fire with the Albanian police, the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama appeared to throw oil onto the fire in a tweet that described the victim as "a crazy person."
In a post on Twitter, Rama said the Albanian police was "just doing their job."
Six people were injured in a brawl that broke out in the early hours of Monday in Gerakas, eastern Attica, between a group of Greeks and a group of Albanians.
Police are investigating whether the altercation could have been triggered by a shootout between police and an ethnic Greek in southern Albania on Sunday night that resulted in the llatter's death.