One policeman was shot dead and another critically wounded during a clash with unidentified persons riding in a jeep in the Piraeus district of Renti on Tuesday evening.

Another two police officers were injured, one of whom seriously.

The policemen, who belong to the DIAS service, were chasing the jeep when those on board fired with Kalashnikov weapons, resulting in bullets hitting their pursuers.

The wounded policemen were rushed to hospital, while a big police operation is currently under way in the area for the arrest of the perpetrators.