Incident Summary:

01/11/2001: A pipe bomb was thrown into the Belfast office of the catholic Social Democratic and Labor Party in Northern Ireland. There was damage to the building but no injuries were reported. The Ulster Defence Association/Ulster Freedom Fighters were believed to be responsible but no one has taken credit for the attack.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
Belfast (Capital City)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Social Democratic and Labor Party (SDLP)
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pipe Bomb
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
Additional Information Authorities believe that the Ulster Defense Force was responsible but no one took credit for the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) (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
“Catholic Party's Office Bombed,” San Diego Union Tribune, January 13, 2001.
“N. Ireland: UDP Leader Condemns Bomb Attack on SDLP,” Irish Times, January 13, 2001.