Incident Summary:

09/01/2013: Assailants sent a letter containing an explosive device to a judicial official in Holargos area, Athens city, Attica region, Greece. The targeted official specialized in terrorism cases. There were no reported casualties or damages resulting from the blast. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire claimed responsibility for sending an explosive device to a judicial official, stating that the attack was revenge for the arrest of two people accused of sending another letter bomb. The group also stated that the attack was part of their "efforts to revive urban guerrilla war."

GTD ID:
201309010026

When:
2013-09-01

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Cholargos area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Greece
Specific Description Judge
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A letter bomb 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: 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
Sources
"Greek Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei Group Assumes Responsibility for Letter Bomb to Judge," ANA-MPA, September 3, 2013.
"Letter bomb sent to home of judge dealing with terrorism cases," EKathimerini.com, September 2, 2013.
"Greek militant anarchists claim letter bomb attack," KTAR.com, September 3, 2013.