1985 Athens bar bombing

On 2 February 1985, Bobby's Bar in Glyfada, a suburb of Athens in Greece, was bombed. The bar was popular with American airmen stationed at the nearby Hellenikon Air Base. Police spokesman Nikos Gizas said about fifty of the injured were Americans.[1] Some of them were brought to U.S. bases in West Germany for treatment.[2]

1985 Athens bar bombing
LocationAthens, Greece
Coordinates37°52′45.28″N 23°45′17.13″E / 37.8792444°N 23.7547583°E / 37.8792444; 23.7547583
Date2 February 1985 (UTC+01:00)
TargetAmericans
Attack type
Bombing
WeaponsTime bomb
Deaths0
Injured78
PerpetratorNational Front

Responsibility edit

A far-right group calling itself National Front claimed responsibility. A caller claiming to be from the group claimed that the bombing was aimed at Americans who were "responsible" for the occupation of Cyprus, which had been divided since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. Sources claim that an organization called 'National Front' was formed in 1968 as a predecessor to the EOKA-B Greek-Cypriot nationalist group. The group is listed in a book on terrorism.[3]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Times, Paul Anastasi and Special To the New York (3 February 1985). "BLAST WOUNDS 70 NEAR GREEK BASE". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Services, Times Wire (4 February 1985). "Anti-U.S. Group Says It Set Greek Bomb That Hurt 78" – via LA Times.
  3. ^ Jongman, A. J. (28 July 2017). Political Terrorism: A New Guide to Actors, Authors, Concepts, Data Bases, Theories, and Literature. Routledge. ISBN 9781351498609 – via Google Books.