06/05/1999: Elizabeth O'Neill, a Protestant woman who was married to a Catholic man, was murdered when perpetrators, suspected to be from the Red Hand Defenders (RHD), threw a pipe bomb through the window of her house in the Corcrain estate in Portadown, Northern Ireland. It was believed that O'Neill was killed as she picked up the bomb in order to throw it back out of the window. Police later made five arrests, but specific details on the suspects were not provided.
|Type of Attack ()
|Successful Attack? ()
Target Information ()
|Target Type: Private Citizens & Property|
|Name of Entity
||The home of Elizabeth O'Neill in Portadown|
|Nationality of Target
||Other Explosive Type
|A pipe bomb was used in the attack.|
|Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?||Unknown|
|Part of Multiple Incident?||No|
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|Criterion 3 ()
|Doubt Terrorism Proper ()
|Alternate Designation ()
||Other Crime Type|
|Number of Perpetrators
|Number of Captured Perpetrators
|Total Number of Casualties
||1 Fatalities / 0 Injured|
|Total Number of Fatalities
|Number of U.S. Fatalities
|Number of Perpetrator Fatalities
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|Number of U.S. Injured
|Number of Perpetrators Injured
|"Five Held After Fatal Ulster Bombing, Loyalist Suspected," Agence France Presse (North European Service), June 6, 1999."
|"Ulster: Loyalist Bomb Kills Woman In her Home," The Sunday Telegraph (Internet version), June 6, 1999."
|"UK: 5 Arrested in Ulster Bomb Probe," Press Association, June 5, 1999."