Incident Summary:

04/10/2014: An explosive device planted inside a stolen vehicle detonated outside of the Bank of Greece in Athens city, Attica region, Greece. Although there were no reported casualties, several nearby buildings and shops were damaged in the blast. The Revolutionary Struggle claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was in retribution for the "predatory pro-memoranda policies" affecting the Greek people; however, Greek officials also attributed the attack to the November 17 Revolutionary Organization (N17RO).

GTD ID:
201404100083

When:
2014-04-10

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Amerikis street

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Bank of Greece
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A 75 kilogram explosive device containing three propane gas cylinders, four oil containers filled with ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO), and ammonium dynamite (to ensure detonation of the ANFO) planted in a Nissan Sunny 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
November 17 Revolutionary Organization (N17RO) (suspected) No
Revolutionary Struggle Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
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
"UPDATE 1-Car bomb explodes outside Greek C.bank building, no one hurt," Reuters, April 10, 2014.
"Greece: terror group claims responsibility for bomb attack," ANSAmed, April 25, 2014.
"Greek Authorities Believe Two Fugitives Behind 10 April Bomb Attack," eKathimerini.com, April 12, 2014.