Incident Summary:

03/12/1998: A bomb placed by unknown perpetrators exploded in a Chrysler car showroom in Athens, Greece. No one was killed or injured. It was suspected that the attack was conducted by the 17 November Revolutionary Organization (17N).

GTD ID:
199803120001

When:
1998-03-12

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Chrysler
Specific Description Chrysler Car Showroom on Katechaki Avenue in Athens, Greece
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of two related attacks (cf. 199803120001-02). These attacks followed attacks in February on other US interests in Athens.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
November 17 Revolutionary Organization (N17RO) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Bomb blast damage car shows rooms in Athens,” Xinhua News Agency, March 12, 1998.
“World News in Brief,” AAP Newsfeed, March 12, 1998.
“Greek police probe bomb blast outside car showrooms,” Agence France Presse, March 12, 1998.