Incident Summary:

02/14/2000: A previously unknown Greek anarchist group calling themselves the Erotic Anti-authority Cells used a gas canister firebomb to attack a Pfizer office building. No one was injured, but the building, located in Thessaloniki, Greece, suffered extensive damage.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Macedonia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Pfizer, Inc.
Specific Description Offices of Viagra manufacturing representatives in Thessaloniki, Greece
Nationality of Target United States
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb used was homemade, comprised of two small liquid gas canisters and a canister of gasoline.
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
Erotic Anti-authority Cells 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
"'Erotic Cells' claim responsibility for attack on Viagra firm," Agence France Presse, February 16, 2000.
"Viagra-Bomb," Athens News Agency, February 16, 2000.