Incident Summary:

10/23/2009: On Friday, in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, assailants detonated a firebomb outside the Socialist party office of Greece's Deputy Civil Protection Minister, damaging the office but causing no casualties. The motive for the attack was to disrupt the Greek Government. The Council for the Destruction of Order claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Macedonia


Location Details:
The attack took place at the office of Greece's Deputy Civil Protection Minister.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Greek Government
Specific Description The office of Greece's Deputy Civil Protection Minister
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
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary 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
Council for the Destruction of Order (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 the Council for the Destruction of Order in Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 06, 2010.
Athens News Agency, "Makeshift Bombs Explode in Thessaloniki," LexisNexis Academic, Athens News Agency, October 23, 2009.