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Journalist Sokratis Giolias gunned down in Greece


Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk

A Greek investigative journalist has been shot dead outside his home in Athens in an attack linked by police to leftist militants.

Sokratis Giolias, 37, was shot more than 15 times in the Athens neighbourhood of Ilioupoli.

According to colleagues, he had been about to publish the results of an investigation into corruption.

Police said ballistics tests tied the killers' guns to previous attacks by the Sect of Revolutionaries.

They had initially discounted the idea that leftist militants might have killed Mr Giolias.

The Sect of Revolutionaries (SR) has threatened members of the media in the past. Last year they attacked the headquarters of private broadcaster Alter TV, without causing any injuries.

No group has yet said it was behind the killing of Mr Giolias.

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