Incident Summary:

03/27/2013: An explosive device detonated outside of a home in Athens city, Attica Region, Greece. The home belonged to a Tsakos Ship Owning family member. There were no casualties reported. Epanastatiki Anatropi (Revolutionary Overthrow) claimed responsibility for this attack.

GTD ID:
201303270006

When:
2013-03-27

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Acropolis in central Athens.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Tsakos Shipping and Trading S.A.
Specific Description Owners
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 homemade bomb made of a small propane canister and concealed in a bag 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
Additional Information This was the second attack on this target. The other incident is identified as 201301130010.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Epanastatiki Anatropi (Revolutionary Overthrow) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
Sources
"Greece: Arsonists Target Home of Government Spokesman's Brother for Second Time," ANA-MPA, March 29, 2013.
"20:36Explosion near Acropolis in Athens," Irish Independent, March 27, 2013.
"Bomb explodes near Acropolis in Athens," PensacolaNewsJournal.com, March 27, 2013.