Incident Summary:

06/17/2009: On Wednesday morning at 0620, in Athens, Attiki, Greece, assailants fired upon and killed an anti-terrorism police officer who was sitting in his vehicle. The vehicle was damaged in the attack. The militant group Sect of Revolutionaries claimed responsibility.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Athens.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Greek Law Enforcement
Specific Description An anti-terrorism police officer was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were 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
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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 Police Officer Killed in Armed Attack by Sect of Revolutionaries in Athens, Attiki, Greece," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, November 18, 2009.
Jane’s Intelligence, “Rebel Sect Claim Killing of Police Officer in Greek Capital,” Terrorism Watch Report, June 22, 2009.