Incident Summary:

11/05/2020: Assailants set fire to the vehicle of Iasonas Fotilas, a Member of Parliament from the New Democracy party, outside his house in Patras, Western Greece, Greece. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Fotilas suspected that the attack may have been related to recent student protests against increased campus security following an attack on a rector the week prior.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Western Greece


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Hellenic Parliament
Specific Description New Democracy Member: Iasonas Fotilas
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
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A flammable liquid and a homemade firebomb 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
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
"Arsonists target ND MP’s car in Patra,", November 5, 2020.