Incident Summary:

01/14/2013: Assailants opened fire on the headquarters of the ruling New Democracy party in Athens city, Attica region, Greece. There were no reported casualties resulting from the attack; however, one office was damaged. The Group of Popular Fighters claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
At The Headquarters Of The New Democracy Party

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity New Democracy
Specific Description District Office
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A Kalashnikov assault rifle 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
Group of Popular Fighters 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
"Far-left group claims attack on Greek ruling party HQ," Agence France Presse -- English, June 26, 2013.
"Shots Fired Into Greek Governing Party Offices," New York Times, January 15, 2013.
"Gunshots fired at Greek government party's headquarters, no injuries," Reuters, January 14, 2013.