Incident Summary:

11/24/2003: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) opened fire on a police station in Armagh, Northern Ireland. There were no reported injuries. No group claimed responsibility for the shooting.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
County Armagh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Armagh Police
Specific Description A police station in Armagh
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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) 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
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.