Incident Summary:

11/24/2003: Members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) planted a bomb at the army base in Dungannon, Northern Ireland. The bomb exploded causing minimal damage and no injuries. Local police had received telephone warnings prior to the attack.

GTD ID:
200311240005

When:
2003-11-24

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

City:
Dungannon

Location Details:
Tyrone (County)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Northern Ireland's Army
Specific Description Dungannon Army Base
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information This was one of two related attacks (cf. 200311240005-06). The attack may have been connected to upcoming elections.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Irish Republican Army (IRA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
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
Alan Erwin, “Extra Police Called Over Fears of Election Day Attacks,” Press Association, November 25, 2003.
Michael McHugh, “Alert After Bomb at Base; Device partially explodes beside Dungannon Army barracks Device partially explodes beside Dungannon Army barracks,” Belfast Telegraph, November 25, 2003.