• Short Summary

    Athens airport, the scene of yesterday's devastating gun and grenade attack by two Arab guerrillas, returned to normal today (6 August) as a busy European transit centre in the height of the tourist season.

  • Description

    Athens airport, the scene of yesterday's devastating gun and grenade attack by two Arab guerrillas, returned to normal today (6 August) as a busy European transit centre in the height of the tourist season.

    There was scarcely any sign that it had been the site of a hail of fire which killed three people and wounded fifty-five in the transit lounge of the East Airport, used exclusively by foreign airlines. The building and the runways it serves were re-opened shortly after the commandos surrounded themselves and their hostages to the police. Two Arabs were charged today with wilful manslaughter - a capital crime.

    The suspects told an investigating magistrate that they belonged to Black September, adding "Our mission was accomplished". In Beirut, the Palestinian News Agency said the Commando Movement had nothing to do with the assault.

    Athens police identified the commandos as Jehad Mohamed and Talaat Hussein, both aged 21, and said they had intended to open fire on passengers waiting for a Trans World Airlines flight to Tel Aviv. Instead, they attacked passengers waiting for a New York flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC25NCOVKY26ZDVGGLM3SV3Q46
    Media URN:
    VLVAC25NCOVKY26ZDVGGLM3SV3Q46
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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