Incident Summary:

12/12/2016: An explosive device was discovered and defused outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Attica, Greece. Group of Popular Fighters claimed responsibility for the incident. Authorities also attributed the attack to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the central part of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Greek Ministry of Labor
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A timed explosive device concealed inside a backpack and planted in a plastic container 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 No
Group of Popular Fighters 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
"Greek Urban Guerrilla Group Claims Responsibility for Eurobank Attack," New York Times, May 30, 2017.
"Greek police destroy suspected bomb outside Athens ministry," Associated Press International, December 12, 2016.
"Anti-establishment group claims ministry, bank attacks,", May 30, 2017.