Incident Summary:

04/11/2009: On Saturday night at 0415, in the Kallithea area of Athens, Attiki, Greece, an improvised explosive device exploded outside an office building that houses an Alpha Bank branch and the offices of the Cetelem Insurance company, causing minor damage to the building but no casualties. No group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed the Revolutionary Struggle was responsible.




Western Europe

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Location Details:
The bombing occurred in the Kallithea area of Athens, Attiki, Greece.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description The office of Alpha bank
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
Agence France Presse, "Blast Outside Greek Office Building, No Injuries: Police," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, April 11, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Office Building Damaged in IED Attack by Suspected Revolutionary Struggle in Athens, Attiki, Greece," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 21, 2009.