Incident Summary:

07/11/2008: On Friday, unknown arsonists threw a petrol bomb at the bar on Main street in Rasharkin, Northern Ireland, Great Britain. No casualties were reported. The Irish Republican Army was blamed for the attack.

GTD ID:
200807110007

When:
2008-07-11

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

City:
Rasharkin

Location Details:
County Antrim. The attack occurred at Rasharkin village, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Great Britain.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Se Og
Specific Description The Se Og bar
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
An unspecified petrol bomb was used.
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
Irish Republican Army (IRA) (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
Sources
"Lexis Nexis, "Republicans to Blame for Pub Attack," Belfast News, July 12, 2008."
"BBC News, "Petrol Bomb Thrown at Village Pub," BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7501917.stm."