Incident Summary:

02/17/2009: On Tuesday at 1900, assailants threw a firebomb in the back door of the television station building during an armed assault, but it did not explode. No casualties were reported. Sect of Revolutionaries claimed responsibility.




Western Europe

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Location Details:
The incident took place at a television station building in Greece.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity
Specific Description A television station in 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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A firebomb was used but did not explode.
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
Sect of Revolutionaries (Greece) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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, "One Television Station Building, Three Vehicles Damaged in Armed Attack by Sect of Revolutionaries in Athens, Attiki, Greece," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 11, 2009.
Sydney Morning Herald, "Bomb Damages Citibank Branch in Athens," Sydney Morning Herald, March 9, 2009.
Athens Tipos Tis Kiriakis in Greek, "Growing Boldness of Domestic Terror Groups, Willingness to Kill Worries Police," World News Connection, Athens Tipos Tis Kiriakis in Greek, February 27, 2009.