Incident Summary:

02/16/2010: On Tuesday evening at 1950, in the Kolonaki district of central Athens, Greece, a time-bomb exploded outside a JP Morgan bank. Shortly before the bombing, a local newspaper received a warning call and in turn immediately informed the police. The area was then cordoned off and ambulances and fire engines were put on standby. Damages included the door, furniture, bank computers and some windows. No casualties were reported. Revolutionary Continuity claimed responsibility, although authorities believed anarchist groups Revolutionary Struggle or Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei were responsible for the attack.

GTD ID:
201002160012

When:
2010-02-16

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Location Details:
The attack occurred outside a JP Morgan bank in the Kolonaki district of central Athens.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity JP Morgan
Specific Description A JP Morgan bank was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target United States
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/Bombs/Dynamite Time Fuse
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives detonated by a timer 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
Additional Information Authorities believed Revolutionary Struggle or Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei were responsible.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire No
Revolutionary Continuity (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Revolutionary Struggle 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
Sources
Press TV, "Bomb Explodes in Front of JP Morgan Bank in Athens," http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=118778§ionid=351020606 (February 16, 2010).
Renee Maltezou, "Bomb Goes Off at JP Morgan Offices in Athens," Reuters, February 16, 2010, http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE61F2EI.htm.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Bank Damaged in Bombing in Athens, Attiki, Greece," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, July 9, 2010.