Incident Summary:

03/19/2009: On Thursday at 2130, in Athens, Attiki, Greece, a bomb hidden in a bag hanging from a fence outside Hellenic Public Real Estate Corporation was detonated, likely by remote. No one was injured, however the windows of the entrance and of nearby buildings were smashed and a car was damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing, but police are suspecting the Revolutionary Struggle is behind it.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Athens, Attiki, Greece.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Greek state real estate corporation 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
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Business, Two Shops, One Apartment Building, One Vehicle Damaged in IED Attack by Popular Will in Athens, Attiki, Greece," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 17, 2009.
Agence France Presse, "Greece: Car Bomb Reportedly Explodes Outside State Property Company; No Injuries," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, March 19, 2009.
Agence France Presse, "Greek Police Suspect Left-Wing 'Revolutionary Struggle' Behind Latest Bombing," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, March 20, 2009.