Incident Summary:

10/06/1999: In a possible series of bomb attacks, Zografyon Greek Boys' High School on Turanci street in the Beyoglu municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, was the target of a homemade bomb. The device had been left by assailants on the window of the dining hall of the high-school, causing some damage to the building, but no injuries. The Islamic Great Eastern Raiders Front (IBDA-C) claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to the local Star newspaper.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Zografyon Greek Boys' High School
Specific Description Zografyon Greek Boys' High School in Beyoglu, Istanbul
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
Weapon Details
The device was a homemade bomb.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front (IBDA-C) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-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
"Foreign Ministry Condemns Attack on Greek School,” Anatolia, October 7, 1999.
"Home-Made Bomb Explosion at Greek School in Turkey,” Athens News Agency, October 7, 1999.