Incident Summary:

06/30/2000: An Irish Republican Army member fired an automatic weapon at a four-man loyalist gang rampaging across the St. James area of Belfast in Northern Ireland. No one was harmed in the attack.

GTD ID:
200006300001

When:
2000-06-30

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

City:
Belfast

Location Details:
Belfast (Capital City)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Northern Irish Civilians
Specific Description Northern Irish men belonging to a Loyalist group
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Irish Republican Army (IRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Belfast: Lone IRA Gunman Routs Loyalist Gang,” Belfast Andersonstown News, June 30, 2000.