Incident Summary:

01/11/2013: An incendiary device detonated at Antonis Skyllakos's private residence in Penteli district, Athens city, Attica region, Greece. Skyllakos, the director of the Athens News Agency, was not injured in the attack, although the building was damaged. This was one of five coordinated attacks targeting journalists in the city on the same night. Two groups, Militant Minority (Greece) and Circle of Violators/Nucleus Lovers of Anomy, claimed responsibility for the incidents.




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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Penteli neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Athens News Agency
Specific Description Director: Antonis Skyllakos
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
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
An incendiary device consisting of two gas canisters was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Circle of Violators/Nucleus Lovers of Anomy Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Greek media targeted by arsonists," BBC, January 11, 2013.
"Makeshift bombs explode outside homes of Greek journalists," Reuters, January 11, 2013.
"Five Greek Journalists Targeted in Arson Attacks," Dow Jones News Service, January 11, 2013.