Incident Summary:

05/18/2019: Assailants set fire to the basement of a Thessaloniki metro construction site in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Moles claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was carried out in opposition to the metro construction, which the group believed would "push out poorer families from the city centre and increase living costs for all residents."




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Macedonia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Metro Construction Site
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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
Moles 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
"Anarchists claim responsibility for fire at Thessaloniki metro,", June 6, 2019.
"Anarchists Claim Setting Thessaloniki Metro Fire to Halt Work," National Herald, June 6, 2019.