Incident Summary:

09/06/2000: The Black Star anarchist organization threw two firebombs at the Greek Communist Party (KKE) offices in the Ambelokipi District of Athens. Greek police stated that Black Star claimed responsibility by calling an Athens newspaper.

GTD ID:
200009060004

When:
2000-09-06

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 Greek Communist Party (KKE)
Specific Description Greek Communist Party offices in Ambelokipi District, Athens
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Two gasoline firebombs were used.
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
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
Sources
"Bombs rattle Athens," United Press International, September 6, 2000.
"U.S.-registered van set ablaze; Communist offices attacked," The Associated Press Worldstream, September 6, 2000.