Incident Summary:

06/08/2007: An ATM machine at a Lidl Supermarket was damaged when an unknown number of Athens and Thessaloniki Arsonist Nuclei perpetrators set it on fire using homemade gas-canister bombs in the early morning in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia Periphery, Greece. Arsonist Nuclei later claimed responsibility for the attack.




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 German banking
Specific Description An ATM at a Lidl Supermarket
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Homemade gas-canister bombs.
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
Additional Information This was the first of eight arson attacks against German-related targets around Greece on June 8 and may have been related to the concurrent G-8 summit in Germany. The Athens and Thessaloniki Arsonist Nuclei claimed credit for the attack in a text message sent to journalists at Elevtherotipia on June 9, stating the attacks were in response to the G-8 summit and the recent arrests of other arsonists. This was one of 8 related attacks (cf. 200706080025, 200706080026, 200706080027, 200706080028, 200706080029, 200706080030, and 200706080031).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Athens and Thessaloniki Arsonist Nuclei Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
“5 German-related targets hit in Greek arson attacks,” Associated Press Worldstream, June 8, 2007.
“Roundup: arson attacks hit German firms in Greece as G8 heads meet,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 8, 2007.
“Highlights: Greek press 9 Jun 07,” Greece – OSC Summary, June 9, 2007.