Incident Summary:

09/23/2007: In Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, a pipe bomb was hurled into a home of the Castlemara Estate. No casualties resulted and there was only slight damage done to the house. The attack was believed to be carried out by members of the Ulster Defense Association (UDA), and the target was a man said to have been on the Inner Council’s death list.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Home
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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 / 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
Stephen Breen and Alan Murray, “N Ireland: Fears of Loyalist Violence Increase Following Pipe Bomb Attack,” The Belfast Telegraph, September 24, 2007.
“Bombing Linked to UDA Feud,” The Mirror, September 24, 2007.
“Pipe-bomb attack 'is linked to UDA feud',” Irish News, September 24, 2007.