Incident Summary:

11/03/2017: Assailants attacked the home of an Afghan migrant family in Athens, Attica, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Crypteia, a suspected offshoot of Golden Dawn, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated, "We will fight until the last immigrant leaves. And to that end, we will use force and violence, mercilessly." Sources suspected that the victims were targeted because their son had gained media attention after being prevented from carrying the Greek flag in a school parade.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residence of Muslim Civilians
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
Rocks and beer bottles 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
Crypteia Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
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
"Anti-migrant attacks surge in Greece's Piraeus," Al Jazeera, January 5, 2018.
"New Greek Neo-Nazi Group Threatens Muslims, Migrants," National Herald, January 21, 2018.
""Crypteia" claims responsibility for racist attack at Afghan boy's home," Keep Talking Greece, November 9, 2017.