Incident Summary:

03/28/2010: On Sunday night at 2240, in the Patissia district of Athens, Attiki, Greece, an improvised explosive device exploded outside a public building at the intersection of Iakovaton and F. Politou Street, killing one child and injuring one child and one civilian. It is unknown if the attack caused any property damage. Rebellious Group Lambros Foundas claimed responsibility, although police suspected they were not responsible.




Western Europe

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Location Details:
The attack took place in the Patissia district of Athens at the intersection of Iakovaton and F. Politou Street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information It is unknown if civilians were the target of this attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Rebellious Group Lambros Foundas Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
BBC Monitoring Europe, "Athens Bomb Kills Afghan Boy and Injures Two," BBC Monitoring Europe, March 29, 2010,
Ta Nea Online, "Greece: Afghan Refugee Boy Accidentally Killed in Terrorist Attack in Athens," World News Connection, Ta Nea Online, March 29, 2010.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Child Killed, One Child, One Civilian Injured in IED attack in Athens, Attiki, Greece," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, July 28, 2010.