Incident Summary:

05/05/1998: Members of the Conscientious Arsonists (CA) firebombed the office of Government Spokesman and Press Minister Mr. Dimitris Reppas in Athens, Greece. This attack damaged the office but caused no casualties.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government Official
Specific Description Government Spokesman and Press Minister Mr. Dimitris Reppas in Athens, Greece
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information An anonymous caller claimed responsibility and stated that "unemployment, austerity and suppression are in store for Greece from the European Union in cooperation with the reformists of PASOK [the ruling socialist party]."
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Conscientious Arsonists (CA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
“‘Anarchist Greek Group Claims Responsibility for Attack,” Athens News Agency, May 6, 1998.
“Bomb Explodes at Mass Media Minister’s Office in Athens,” Athens NET Television Network, May 5, 1998.
“Attack Against Greek Spokesman's Office Claimed,” Athens News Agency, May 6, 1998.