Incident Summary:

11/21/2015: Assailants threw an incendiary device at the residence of Alekos Flambouraris in Exarcheia neighborhood, Athens, Attica, Greece. Flambouraris, the state minister, was not harmed and there were no other reported casualties in the attack. An unknown group claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the alleged oppression by the government and the government's support for capitalism.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Exarcheia neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Greece
Specific Description House of Minister of State: Alekos Flambouraris
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A petrol bomb 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
Unknown 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
"Flambouraris says arson attack on house result of media allegations,", November 22, 2015.
"Greek gov't condemns petrol bomb attack against State Minister's residence," Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2015.
"Greek Daily Describes Recent, Previous Arson Attacks on State Minister Alekos Flampouraris' Home," To Vima Online, January 30, 2016.