History of attacks on Americans and U.S interests in Greece and surrounding areas:

- August 19, 1974 - U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Rodger P. Davies and his Greek Cypriot secretary were shot and killed by snipers during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.

- December 1975 - In their first known attack, the far-left terror group 'November 17' shot and killed the CIA's Athens station chief.

- November 15, 1983: A U.S. Navy officer was shot by the 'November 17' group in Athens, Greece, while his car was stopped at a traffic light.

- TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985 - A Trans-World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens by two Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut. The eight crew members and 145 passengers were held for seventeen days, during which one American hostage, a U.S. Navy sailor, was murdered. After being flown twice to Algiers, the aircraft was returned to Beirut after Israel released 435 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.

- June 28, 1988: - The Defense Attaché of the U.S. Embassy in Greece was killed when a car-bomb was detonated outside his home in Athens

- February 15, 1996 - Unidentified assailants fired a rocket at the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens, causing minor damage to three diplomatic vehicles and some surrounding buildings. Circumstances of the attack suggested it was an operation carried out by the 17 November group.

- March 2003 - An American bank and a McDonalds damaged in arson attacks in Athens as part of an anti-war protest.

- March 2003 - Citibank branch near the Greek capital was damaged by incendiary device.

- March 2003 - Another Citibank branch was damaged following an arson attack in Athens.

- January 12, 2007 - A rocket struck the U.S. Embassy, exploding inside the modern, glass-fronted building but causing no injuries in an attack that Greek authorities said was probably carried out by a domestic terrorist group.

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