Incident Summary:

01/10/2017: An assailant opened fire on a Hellenic Police bus outside the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) headquarters at the intersection of Harilaou Trikoupi Street and Arachovis Street in Athens, Greece. At least one officer was injured in the assault. The Organization for Revolutionary Self Defense claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Hellenic Police
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Greece
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A Kalashnikov assault rifle 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
Organization for Revolutionary Self Defense Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Greek police sees active group behind attack at PASOK offices,", January 10, 2017."
"Greek anti-establishment group claims responsibility for armed attack at party headquarters," Xinhua General News Service, November 16, 2017."
"Greek officials link gun fired at police with far leftists," Washington Post, January 11, 2017."