Incident Summary:

09/26/2008: On Friday, at around 0230, in Athens, Attiki, Greece, assailants detonated firebombs under vehicles belonging to the Czech and Italian Embassies and a civilian, at an insurance office, and at a Eurobank branch, damaging three vehicles and two buildings but causing no injuries. There were no claims of responsibility.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity
Specific Description The first car belonged to the Italian embassy.
Nationality of Target Greece
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The third car belonged to a private citizen.
Nationality of Target Czech Republic
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description The second car belonged to the Czech embassy.
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
The weapon was a firebomb.
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
Unknown No
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "Three Businesses, Three Banks, Seven Vehicles Damaged in Firebombings in Greece" Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, September 26th, 2008.
Associated Press, "Greek Arsonists Target Bank, Car Dealership," Associated Press Worldstream, September 26th, 2008.