Incident Summary:

02/21/2015: Assailants opened fire on the chief warden of Domokos Prison in Kouvela town, Central Greece region, Greece. The warden was killed in the attack. Anarchists claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Greece

Near Lamia

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Lamia

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Greek Penitentiary Policy General Directorate
Specific Description Domokos Prison Chief Warden
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Kalashnikov assault rifles and a 9-mm pistol were 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
Anarchists 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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Domokos warden murder tied to crime underworld,", February 23, 2015.
"Chief Warden of Domokos Prison Killed," Athens News Agency-Macedonian Press Agency website, Athens, February 22, 2015.
"Type C Prisons: Domokos prison chief warden killed by Kalashnikovs near Lamia (Greece)," 325, February 21, 2015.