Incident Summary:

09/26/2013: An explosive device detonated outside of a tax office in the Kifissia area, Athens city, Attica region, Greece. There were no reported casualties; however, the building was damaged in the blast. The Powers of the Revolutionary Arc claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that it was carried out in retaliation for state action against the Golden Dawn.




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Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kifissia area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Athens
Specific Description Tax 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
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A crude explosive device hidden 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Powers of the Revolutionary Arc 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
"Greek militants claim responsibility for tax office bomb," Agence France Presse -- English, October 8, 2013.
"Greek Militant Group Claims Responsibility for Bomb Explosion Outside Tax Office in Athens Suburbs," AFP (North European Service), October 8, 2013.
"Bomb explodes outside Greek tax office, no casualties: police," Agence France Presse -- English, September 26, 2013.