Incident Summary:

02/08/1999: Police defused a bomb planted near the Turkish Consulate in Komotini, Greece. An anonymous warning call from Support of Ocalan-The Hawks of Thrace warned of a bomb placed in a building across the street from the Consulate. The call prompted immediate police action and the deployment of a bomb disposal team to defuse the device.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Eastern Macedonia and Thrace


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Turkish Consulate in Komotini, Greece
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
A bomb which contained dynamite was used in the attack
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Support of Ocalan-The Hawks of Thrace Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
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
"Athens critical of Ankara's reaction to consulate bomb," Athens News Agency, February 10, 1999.
"Pro-PKK Group Claims Responsibility for Bombing Near Turkish Consulate," Turkish Daily News, February 10, 1999.