Incident Summary:

07/23/2009: On Thursday morning, in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, assailants detonated a firebomb made with propane canisters targeting an office of the New Democracy party, causing minor damage but no casualties. No motive for the attack was reported and the group Deniers of Holidays claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Macedonia


Location Details:
The attack took place in Thessaloniki.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity New Democracy Party
Specific Description An office building
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 made with propane canisters 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
Deniers of Holidays (suspected) 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 Political Party Office Damaged in Firebombing by Deniers of Holidays in Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 12, 2010.
Athens News Agency, "Arson Attacks in Thessaloniki," LexisNexis Academic, Athens News Agency, July 23, 2009.