Incident Summary:

08/16/2000: A car belonging to Italian Embassy Attache, Tasi Antonela, parked outside her residence in Vouliagmeni, Greece, and was set on fire by the so-called Mavro Asteri (Black Star) anarchist group. No one was injured as a result of the attack.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Italian Embassy in Greece
Specific Description Car belonging to Italian Attache in Greece, Tasi Antonela
Nationality of Target Italy
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Gasoline was poured over the car and set on 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 unidentified person called "Elevtherotipia" and took responsibility for the attack in the name of the anarchist organization Mavro Asteri (Black Star) and added: "Freedom to Simeon Sisidhi". The latter was a youth who had been recently arrested for various criminal acts.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Black Star 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
“Greek organization ‘Black Star’ claims attack on Italian diplomat car in Athens,” Elevtherotipia, August 18, 2000.
“Greece: Italian diplomat's car set alight, anarchists' said to claim responsibility,” BBC Worldwide Monitoring, August 17, 2000.
“Greek terrorists set fire to Italian Embassy worker’s car,” ANSA, August 17, 2000.