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13 July, 2002
Police spokesman Lefteris Economou announced that the Greek police on Friday released photographs of a 9.38 Smith & Wesson revolver found in the November 17 hideout in Patissia saying that it was one of the key weapons used by the terrorist group that ballistics tests showed that the gun had been used in seven different terrorist attacks and robberies carried out by N17 since 1983.
These included an attack on a Filothei police station on November 8, 1983, the robbery of a National Bank branch in Petralona and the murder of police officer Christos Matis on December 24, 1984, an armed robbery at a Post Office Savings Bank branch on Patission street on July 13, 1988, the murder of public prosecutor Constantine Androulidakis on January 10, 1989, an attack on police officer Ioannis Papafotis on November 20, 1991 and the murder of Costas Peratikos in Piraeus on May 28, 1997.
Source: Athens News Agency