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    Greek prison hostage drama: murderer 'has explosives'

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    A convicted Albanian murderer has taken hostages in a Greek prison and is threatening to blow himself up if he is not allowed to escape.

    Alket Rijai has already grabbed the headlines twice with jailbreaks involving helicopters in 2006 and 2009.

    Police say he claims to have hand grenades and a quantity of plastic explosive.

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