Incident Summary:

03/20/2017: Eight explosives-laden packages were discovered and defused at a postal sorting center in Kryoneri, Attica, Greece. The packages were intended to target prominent European economic officials. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attempted attack to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. In addition, sources suspected the involvement of the Revolutionary Struggle.

GTD ID:
201703200019

When:
2017-03-20

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Kryoneri

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Agiou Stilianou Road in Kryoneri Industrial Zone in Dionysos district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity European Central Bank (ECB)
Specific Description Regional Office
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity European Union (EU)
Specific Description President of the Eurogroup: Jeroen Dijsselbloem
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
Specific Description Managing Director: Klaus Regling
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
Eight explosives-laden parcels were 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
Revolutionary Struggle (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"8 Parcel Bombs Are Found in Greece," The New York Times, March 21, 2017.
"Athens - Eight 'suspect' packages found at Athens sorting centre: police," AFP (North European Service), March 20, 2017.
"Police probe links of terror suspect to two groups," EKathimerini.com, October 30, 2017.