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January 24, 1988

A leftist Greek terrorist group claimed responsibility for a failed attempt to assassinate U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent George Carros, 57, at his suburban Athens home with a bomb on Friday. A security police spokesman said the remote-controlled detonating system on the device had failed. The claim was made in a statement sent to a left-wing Athens daily by the November 17 organization, named for the date in 1973 when troops crushed a student uprising against the 1967-74 military dictatorship. The statement called for the immediate closure of American military bases in Greece and described Carros, who is attached to the U.S. Embassy, as a "representative of American imperialism."

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