FLORINA, Greece, Dec. 8 (UPI) --
A police officer and two Albanian nationals were killed early Sunday morning during a shootout in Greece, authorities said.
The 43-year-old officer was patrolling the border with Albania looking for poachers and unlicensed fishermen, Ekathimerini reported.
He and another officer came across a small hut in Florina and the two men inside allegedly opened fire when they were asked to identify themselves, officials said.
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