Incident Summary:

01/12/2014: Assailants launched a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Varibombi village, Attica province, Greece. No casualties were reported because the rocket missed the target and landed in a field. The Group of Popular Fighters claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in protest of German capitalism.

GTD ID:
201401120062

When:
2014-01-12

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Varympompi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Mercedes-Benz
Specific Description Offices
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket-propelled grenade 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
Group of Popular Fighters 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
"Failed rocket attack targeted Mercedes Benz offices in Greece," Guardian.co.uk, February 12, 2014.
"Terror probe widens after rocket attack," EKathimerini.com, February 12, 2014.
"Police investigate crater linked to terrorist attack," EKathimerini.com, February 12, 2014.