Incident Summary:

05/25/2017: An explosives-laden parcel detonated in the vehicle of Lucas Papademos in Athens, Attica, Greece. Papademos, the former Prime Minister, and two Bank of Greece employees were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire carried out the attack. In addition, sources suspected the invovlement of the Revolutionary Struggle.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Greece
Specific Description Vehicle of Former Prime Minister: Lucas Papademos
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden parcel 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 (suspected) No
Revolutionary Struggle (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police probe links of terror suspect to two groups,", October 30, 2017.
"Xinhua: Greek Police Arrest Suspect Over Letter Bomb Attacks," Xinhua, October 28, 2017.
"Ex PM recovering after blast," The Herald (Glasgow), May 27, 2017.