Incident Summary:

07/02/2014: Assailants set fire to a Greek diplomat's car in Berlin city, Berlin state, Germany. There were no reports of casualties in the attack, but the car was damaged. The Nihilists Sect of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was in retaliation for police brutality and the death of a high-profile prison inmate.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Car of Diplomat
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Nihilists Sect 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 terrorist group claims responsibility for bomb attack on Greek diplomat's car in Berlin," Xinhua News Agency, July 2, 2014.
"Greece: Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei Claims Responsibility for Attack on Greek Consul's Car in Berlin," ANA-MPA, July 2, 2014.
"German Website Carries Letter Claiming Responsibility for Arson Attack on Greek Diplomat's Car," OSC Summary, July 3, 2014.