Prominent Greek lawyer shot and killed at Athens office

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A prominent Greek lawyer who is the son of a deceased politician has been shot and killed at his office in central Athens.

Police officials said 52-year-old Michalis Zafiropoulos was slain late Thursday. He was the son of late conservative lawmaker and Athens Bar Association head Epaminondas Zafiropoulos, who died in 2006.

Police say anti-terrorism investigators are not currently involved in the case.

The Greek government and its conservative opposition swiftly condemned the slaying.

Judicial officials and politicians in Greece were frequent targets of shootings and bombings carried out by armed anarchist and far-left groups in the past, but there have been fewer attacks in recent years.

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