Incident Summary:

07/09/2000: A car bomb exploded outside of a police station in Stewartstown, Northern Ireland, hours before the country's more contentious Protestant parade. Police believed that dissidents from the Irish Republican Army (IRA) were opposed to the peace process. No casualties were reported from the incident.

GTD ID:
200007090001

When:
2000-07-09

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

City:
Stewartstown

Location Details:
Tyrone (County)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Northern Ireland Police
Specific Description Police Station in Stewartstown
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A car bomb was used in the attack.
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 Claimed Responsibility
Irish Republican Army (IRA) (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
Shawn Pogatchnik, “Car bomb blasts police station in Catholic town before march,” The Associated Press, July 9, 2000.
"Car bomb explodes outside N Ireland police station,” Agence France Presse, July 9, 2000."