Incident Summary:

06/24/1999: Police in Donegal county, Northern Ireland, foiled an attack intended to frustrate Irish peace talks when they stopped a van carrying bomb-making equipment near Manorcunningham. Authorities suspected that the Provisional Irish Republican Army was behind the attack. The driver of the van and another man were arrested and questioned, but there was no further information disclosed about the suspects. No casualties occurred in this incident.

GTD ID:
199906240004

When:
1999-06-24

Country:
Ireland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Donegal

City:
Manorcunningham

Location Details:
This incident occurred near Manorcunningham.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Irish Republican Army (IRA) (suspected) Provisional Irish Republican Army No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"IRA Accused of Londonderry Bomb Plot," The Sunday Times (Internet version), June 27, 1999."
"Bomb finds lead to double arrest," The Herald (Glasgow), June 25, 1999."