Incident Summary:

06/02/2002: An outbreak of sectarian violence in Belfast between members of the Provisional IRA and the Ulster Volunteer Force in East Belfast led to 3 Protestant men being shot.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
Belfast (Capital City)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Citizens
Specific Description Civilians in Ulster
Nationality of Target Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Irish Republican Army (IRA) No
Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three Shot and Injured in Belfast," Associated Press, June 2, 2002.
Sharon O'Neill, "Three Shot in Night of Deadly Clashes," The Irish News, June 3, 2002.
"NI 'sleepwalking into abyss'," CNN, June 3, 2002.