Three detained for armed break-ins, attacks on women

Three foreign nationals were brought in to Greek police headquarters in central Athens for questioning on Monday, as suspects for a series of armed robberies targeting houses in the Attica area. They were detained after a coordinated police operation in Mesogia and Athens. Police suspect the three of belonging to the so-called "Kalashnikov gang" that broke into homes and is also implicated in abusing women. Their suspicions are based on evidence uncovered during their investigation but also a Kalashnikov rifle found in the house of one of the suspects.

There is no positive confirmation yet, however, with further announcements due once the investigation is fully completed.

Sources within the police said that the three were brought in after another woman was attacked and subjected to abuse within her home in Ilioupolis early on Sunday morning.

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