March 29 (Reuters) – One man was killed and a woman and a
girl were wounded late on Sunday after a bomb exploded outside
the Greek Society for Business Management in Athens, police
Here is a timeline of some attacks in Greece over the last
Jan. 2007 – Guerrillas fire a grenade at the U.S. embassy in
Athens, hitting its facade.
April 2007 – Gunmen attack the Nea Ionia police station in
Athens. In May, the Revolutionary Struggle group, which has
emerged as Greece’s most serious domestic security threat since
the dismantling of the November 17 guerrilla group in 2002,
claim responsibility for this and the January attack.
Oct. 24, 2008 – An attempted bomb attack outside Royal Dutch
Shell’s headquarters in the south of Athens fails. The
Revolutionary Struggle group later claim responsibility.
Jan. 5, 2009 – Weeks after the police shooting of a teenager
in Dec. 2008, gunmen linked to the Revolutionary Struggle
seriously wound a 21-year-old policeman guarding the Culture
Ministry in Athens. They said it was in revenge for the death of
15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.
Feb. 3 – Left-wing guerrillas from the Rebel Sect group fire
shots and throw a grenade at a police station in Athens. A
fortnight later, gunmen fire at least a dozen shots outside a
private TV station, without injuring anyone in either attack.
March 4 – Arsonists throw gas canisters and firebombs
causing a fire which seriously damages the Piraeus Bank branch
in the northern Athens suburb of New Psychico.
March 11 – Revolutionary Struggles says it was behind two
bomb attacks at Citibank branches in Athens. One attack was
outside the headquarters on Feb. 18 and the other, a bomb that
went off outside a Citibank branch in Athens on March 10.
March 13 – A bomb explodes near Athens central police
headquarters, causing serious damage to a state building and
shops but no injuries. The leftist urban guerrilla group Popular
Will later claims responsibility.
May 12 – A powerful bomb wrecks a Greek Eurobank branch in
the outskirts of Athens. There are no injuries. Revolutionary
Struggle claims the bombing.
May 20 – A time bomb goes off outside the office of a Greek
investment company, damaging three floors of the central Athens
building. Popular Will says it planted the bomb.
May 19 – Two small time bombs explode at Greek police
stations under construction, causing minor damage but no
injuries. The leftist group Fire Conspiracy Cells later claims
June 17 – A Greek anti-terrorism policeman is killed in
Athens. He was shot several times at close range. On June 22,
the far-left Rebel Sect urban guerrilla group claims the
July 11 – A bomb explodes at the entrance to the home of
former deputy minister Panagiotis Hinofotis in southern Athens,
causing damage but no injuries. The Fire Conspiracy Cells group
later claims responsibility.
Sept 2 – The Athens bourse is struck by a bomb causing
extensive damage, but it opens for trading at the usual time.
Aweek later the militant guerilla group, the Revolutionary
Struggle, claims responsibility.
— A home-made bomb explodes outside a government building
in the northern city of Thessaloniki, causing minor damage. The
Fire Conspiracy Cells group later claims responsibility.
Jan 10 – A small bomb goes off outside parliament without
causing any injuries. Fire Conspiracy Cells claim responsibility
two days later.
Feb 16 – A bomb explodes outside the Athens offices of JP
Morgan (JPM.N), the second largest U.S. bank by assets, causing
minor damage. No group has claimed responsibility.
March 19-20 – Makeshift bombs explode outside a police
detention centre, the home of a leading member of the Pakistani
community in Greece and the far-right, nationalist Golden Dawn
group in Athens, within a space of 30 hours.
The Fire Conspiracy Cells group later said it was behind all
three small bomb attacks.
(Writing by David Cutler and Renee Maltezou, London
Editorial Reference Unit)