Incident Summary:

12/16/2016: Assailants threw a Molotov cocktail at police on Kallidromiou street in Exarcheia, Athens, Greece. There were no reported casualties. Anarchists claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out because of the unfair treatment by police personnel in the area.

GTD ID:
201612160025

When:
2016-12-16

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Kallidromiou street in the Exarcheia neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Hellenic Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail 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
Anarchists 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
"Greek Weekly Cites Police Report Blaming '300 Anarchists' for Arson Attacks in Exarcheia Area," To Vima tis Kyriakis, December 24, 2016."