Incident Summary:

06/07/1999: A pipe bomb was discovered outside St. Mary's Catholic primary school in Ballymena, Antrim county, Northern Ireland. The school was evacuated while the bomb was safely deactivated. No casualties were suffered in this incident. The Red Hand Defenders (RHD) were suspected in this attack.

GTD ID:
199906070002

When:
1999-06-07

Country:
Northern Ireland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Antrim (County)

City:
Ballymena

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity St. Mary's Catholic Primary School
Specific Description St. Mary's Catholic Primary School in Ballymena
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A pipe bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?Unknown
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Information
Name Claimed Responsibility
Red Hand Defenders (RHD) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
"Bombers in Attack on Catholic School," Belfast News Letter (Northern Ireland), June 8, 1999."
"Loyalists Try to Bomb Catholic Primary," The Scotsman, June 9, 1999."