Incident Summary:

09/17/2018: Assailants attacked the Iranian Embassy in Psychiko, Athens, Attica, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the assault. Rubicon (Rouvikonas) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the execution of Kurdish detainees held in Iran on September 8, 2018.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Psychiko area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Embassy
Nationality of Target Iran
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
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
Sledgehammers 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
Rubicon (Rouvikonas) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Police fail to avert Rouvikonas attack on Embassy of Iran,", September 18, 2018.
"Iran's embassy in Athens attacked," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), September 17, 2018.