Incident Summary:

09/03/2004: Protestant extremists used a construction vehicle to attack the Thirty Two Degrees North pub in Belfast. Gasoline bombs were also tossed into the building. No one was injured or killed in the attack. Although no one claimed responsibility for the attack, the Ulster Defence Association/Ulster Freedom Fighters are suspected.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
Belfast (Capital City)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Domestic business
Specific Description Thirty Two Degrees North pub in Belfast
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
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A piece of construction equipment (some reports claim it was a forklift) was driven into the pub. Gasoline bombs were also tossed in.
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
Additional Information The Thirty Two Degrees North pub is a Catholic bar in a hard-line Protestant district.
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 / 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
Shawn Pogatchnik, “Belfast extremists ram Catholic-packed pub with construction vehicle,” Associated Press, September 3, 2004.
“Protestants accused of attacking Catholic Pub in Belfast,” Agence France Presse, September 3, 2004.