Incident Summary:

03/09/2009: On Monday, in Athens, Greece a bomb exploded outside a Citibank in the morning. Police state the bomb only caused minor damage to windows and facade of the building as well as two parked cars, with no one being injured. The bomb was set off by a 35-meter cable from the explosive device to a car battery. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, however police suspect it was the Revolutionary Struggle.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Citibank
Specific Description The Citibank
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
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
Revolutionary Struggle (suspected) 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
Press TV, "Bomb Blasts Outside Athens Bank,"§ionid=351020606 (March 9, 2009).
Kathimerini Online, "Greek Police Treat Citibank Explosion as 'Possible Sign of Things To Come'" World News Connection, Kathimerini Online, March 10, 2009.