Incident Summary:

07/03/2013: An explosives-laden envelope addressed to a high ranking police officer caught fire in a post office north of Athens city, Attica region, Greece. No injuries were reported. The attack was claimed by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the Informal Anarchist Federation.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Hellenic Post S.A.
Specific Description Post Office
Nationality of Target Greece
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Hellenic Police
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A makeshift explosive device placed in an envelope of a letter 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
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Informal Anarchist Federation Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Letter bomb ignites in Greek post sorting centre," Agence France Presse -- English, July 3, 2013.
"Greek police defuse booby-trapped envelope at post office, no injuries," Xinhua News Agency, July 3, 2013.
"Letter bomb sent to Greek ex-police officer," Manila Bulletin, July 3, 2013.