Incident Summary:

10/11/2016: An explosive device detonated underneath the vehicle of a Korydallos Prison guard in Egaleo, Athens, Attica, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Egaleo suburb.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Hellenic Police
Specific Description Vehicle of Korydallos Prison Warden
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 Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
An explosive device constructed with dynamite and a slow-burning fuse was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the attack may have been carried out by a criminal gang.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
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
"Prison guard's vehicle damaged in Egaleo,", October 11, 2016.
"Greek Daily Speculates on Reasons for Bomb Attack Against Prison Warden, Identity of Perpetrators," To Vima Online, October 12, 2016.