Incident Summary:

10/12/2011: On Wednesday night around 0408, in the commercial center of the Glyfada suburb in Athens, Greece, a bomb planted by an unidentified assailant detonated. Dozens of shops along the main street of the commercial center were destroyed and the windows of apartments all the way up to the third story were blown out. No casualties occurred and no group claimed responsibility, however the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei was suspected.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred in the commercial center of the Glyfada suburb in Athens, Greece.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description The commercial center in the Glyfada suburb of Athens
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
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives 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
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (suspected) 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
World News Connection, "Greece: Powerful Device Explodes in Athens Suburbs Causing Extensive Damage," Athens News Agency, October 12, 2011.
BBC Monitoring, "Bomb Explosion Ruins Shops in Greek Capital, No Casualties Reported," Athens News Agency, October 12, 2011.
Qatar News Agency, "Explosion Hits Southern Athens," Qatar News Agency, October 12, 2011.