Iraqi man dies after attack

A 19-year-old Iraqi immigrant died in an Athens hospital on Sunday after being stabbed late on Saturday night by five unknown persons riding motorcycles, police said.

The assailants had earlier targeted two other immigrants, one from Romania and one from Morocco, who managed to escape.

Public Order and Citizens' Protection Minister Nikos Dendias on Sunday condemned the attack.

"The state will be relentless toward all those who commit crimes, regardless of their pretext,» said the minister, adding that the authorities will launch an investigation in order to bring the culprits to justice as soon as possible.


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