Incident Summary:

12/16/2019: An explosive device was discovered and safely detonated by police officers on a university campus across the street from the police station in Athens, Attica, Greece. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of the Iconoclastic Sect.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Zografou district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Specific Description Campus
Nationality of Target Greece
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Hellenic Police
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Time Fuse
Weapon Details
An explosive device consisting of a metal pipe filled with gunpowder, connected to a timer and placed inside a 5-liter plastic container with nails, 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
Iconoclastic Sect (suspected) No
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
"Zografou bomb could be linked to new group,", December 17, 2019.
"Greek police find bomb planted near police station in Athens," Miami Herald, December 16, 2019.
"Police destroy explosive device outside precinct in Zografou,", December 16, 2019.