Incident Summary:

03/12/2013: Three homemade explosive devices hidden in gas canisters detonated outside of the office of lawmaker, Yorgos Orfanos, in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. There were no reported injures from the blasts; however, the office and nearby property were damaged in the incident. This was one of three attacks on the offices of conservative members of parliament on this day in this location. In a statement released to the media, an anarchist group calling itself the "Overall Deniers of Joining the Existing" claimed responsibility for the attack and criticized the government's stance on controversial gold mining issues in the northern part of the country.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Macedonia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Hellenic Parliament
Specific Description Office of Member: Yorgos Orfanos
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/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A gas canister 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
Overall Deniers of Joining the Existing Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
"Greece: Explosions at Three Political Offices in Thessaloniki," ANA-MPA, March 12, 2013.
"Small bomb explodes at Greek courier firm in Athens," The US Daily, March 12, 2013.
"Offices of three Greek MPs targeted with makeshift bombs," Xinhua News Agency, March 12, 2013.