Incident Summary:

12/17/2018: An explosive device detonated targeting the Skai TV headquarters in Moschato-Tavros, Athens, Attica, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Group of Popular Fighters claimed responsibility for the incident and accused Skai TV of being capitalist.

GTD ID:
201812170001

When:
2018-12-17

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Attica

City:
Athens

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Moschato-Tavros district of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Skai TV
Specific Description Headquarters
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An 10-kilogram explosive device in a backpack 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
Group of Popular Fighters 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
Sources
"Athens - Bomb blast at Athens headquarters of media group," AFP (North European Service), December 17, 2018.
"Greek Urban Guerrillas OLA Claim TV Station Attack," eKathimerini.com, January 11, 2019.
"Investigators See Far Left Militants Behind Skai TV Bomb Attack," eKathimerini.com, December 17, 2018.