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.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


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
Ransom 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
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.