Incident Summary:

12/07/2012: An explosive device detonated outside of Giannis Papantoniou's residence in Athens city, Attica region, Greece. Papantoniou, the former Greek finance minister, was unharmed; however, two vehicles were damaged in the blast. According to an online statement, Militant Minority claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that they targeted Giannis Papantoniou because he was a former member of the government and corrupt.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Greece
Specific Description Former Minister: Giannis [Ioannis] Papantoniou
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 seven 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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Makeshift bomb explodes outside Greek ex-minister's home," Reuters News, December 7, 2012.
"Bombs destroy cars of former minister," Montreal Gazette, December 8, 2012.
"2. Coalition leaders to meet over attacks on journalists, party offices,", January 15, 2013.