Incident Summary:

03/31/1999: A bomb exploded near the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) offices in Athens, Greece. The device consisted of a metal tube and two alarm clocks, which launched a rocket at the offices. Minor damage was caused to some parked cars, but no casualties were reported. The device was similar to those used previously by the 17 November Revolutionary Organization (17N).

GTD ID:
199903310003

When:
1999-03-31

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: Government (General)
Name of Entity Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)
Specific Description Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) office 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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
The device consisted of a metal tube connected to two alarm clocks, which launched a rocket at the office.
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
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 Attack Targets Ruling Socialist Party Offices,” Associated Press Worldstream, March 31, 1999.