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June 27, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Microsoft’s Greek headquarters attacked; no injuries

Assailants rammed a van through Microsoft’s Greek headquarters in Athens Wednesday and then set off an incendiary device that burned the building’s entrance, according to The Associated Press.

No one was injured in the attack.

Microsoft said the office, which employs about 125 people, would be shut for now with staff told not to come in Wednesday and possibly Thursday, according to Reuters.

No one so far has claimed responsibility for the attack and police have not identified suspects, according to news reports.

[Updated 8:28 a.m.: Microsoft issued a statement, saying: “Early in the morning of Wednesday, June 27, the Microsoft building in Athens, Greece was attacked by assailants who drove a van through the entrance to the building, ushered the two security personnel out of the building and then set the van on fire. Our priority is our people and we are grateful that no one was injured and that all employees are safe. We are awaiting the completion of the police investigation in order to acquire a fuller view of the situation.”]

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