Incident Summary:

02/08/2003: During the night local time, a pipe bomb exploded on Limestone Road in north Belfast, seriously injuring a pregnant woman who was walking on the street on the time. This incident came in a weekend (02/07/2003-02/09/2003) that was filled with sectarian violence and rioting across Northern Ireland. However, many of the alleged bombings could not be credibly verified.



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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Northern Ireland citizens
Specific Description Northern Ireland citizens in a pro-Nationalist neighborhood in north Belfast
Nationality of Target Northern 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
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
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Barry McCaffrey, "UDA Blamed for String of Pipe-Bomb Attacks," The Irish News (Internet Version-WWW), February 10, 2003.
"18 Police Hurt as Mob Riots; Weekend of Violence Across Province," Belfast News Letter, February 10, 2003.