Incident Summary:

11/26/2012: Assailants planted four rigged gas canisters outside of a house belonging to Maria Kaltsa, a former ministry official, in Psychiko area of Athens city, Attica region, Greece. There were no reported injuries in the blast, although the house was damaged. A group calling itself Militant Minority claimed responsibility for the incident.




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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Psychiko area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
Specific Description Former General Secretary: Maria Kaltsa
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
An explosive device consisting of four gas 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
Militant Minority (Greece) 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
"Small explosion hits home of Greek ex-ministry official," Reuters News, November 26, 2012.
"New Group 'Militant Minority' Claims Responsibility for Athens Suburbs Attack," Kathimerini Online, November 26, 2012.
"Home-made bomb explodes outside home of woman implicated in Tsohatzopoulos case," Athens News Agency, November 26, 2012.