Incident Summary:

03/16/2017: A letter bomb addressed to Jeffrey Franks, the European representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), detonated in the IMF office in Paris, France. One person was injured in the blast. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire claimed responsibility for the incident. In addition, sources suspected the involvement of the Revolutionary Struggle.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at 64-66 Avenue d'lena .

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Specific Description Office of European Director: Jeffrey Franks
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A homemade letter bomb containing low-grade explosives in two tubes and a makeshift electric trigger 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: Unknown)
Revolutionary Struggle (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Athens - Eight 'suspect' packages found at Athens sorting centre: police," AFP (North European Service), March 20, 2017.
"French officials in Athens probing anarchist’s role in 2017 IMF parcel bomb,", July 23, 2018.
"Police probe links of terror suspect to two groups,", October 30, 2017.