Incident Summary:

10/12/2016: An explosive device detonated outside the residence of Georgia Tsatani, a prosecutor, in Exarchia, Athens, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that Tsatani was targeted for his alleged corruption.

GTD ID:
201610120015

When:
2016-10-12

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Exarchia neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Greece
Specific Description Home of Prosecutor: Georgia Tsatani
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 small makeshift explosive device 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
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire 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
Sources
"Athens - Far-left militants claim Athens blast," AFP (North European Service), October 13, 2016.
"Greek guerrilla group claims bomb attack, warns of more hits," Reuters India, October 13, 2016.
"Greek militant anarchists claim late-night Athens bomb blast," San Francisco Chronicle, October 13, 2016.