Incident Summary:

04/06/2015: An explosive device detonated in front of the Microsoft Corporation Offices in Maroussi suburb, Athens city, Attica region, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The International Revolutionary Front and the Informal Anarchist Federation claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201504060028

When:
2015-04-06

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Microsoft Corporation
Specific Description Offices
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/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device made of two cooking canisters 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
Informal Anarchist Federation Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
International Revolutionary Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Group claims responsibility for attack on Microsoft HQ in Athens," Kathimerini, April 9, 2015.
"Blast Rocks Athens' Microsoft," National Herald, April 6, 2015.
"Blast at Microsoft offices in Athens, no injuries," Kathimerini, April 6, 2015.