ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A small grenade, tossed from a passing motorbike early Thursday, injured a police officer at France's Embassy in Athens, police said.
The attack on a security post outside the Embassy, across the street from the Greek Parliament building, left a small hole in the pavement and lightly damaged the Embassy's gate and guard post. The police officer was hospitalized with minor injuries to his legs.
An explosive object was thrown at the security post by one of two people aboard a motorbike, police said, adding they suspect a local anarchist group for the small-scale attack. In the past some anarchists have similarly attacked diplomatic, economic and political targets in the Greek capital.
Investigators said they have not discounted the attack as a possible response to a message of congratulations sent to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Marine Le Pen, leader of France's right-wing National Front political party. Police are examining a stolen motorbike located in Exarchia, an Athens neighborhood with a large concentration of self-described anarchists.