Incident Summary:

08/11/2010: On Wednesday morning around 0700, in the Fir Grove Lane area of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, unidentified assailants planted an improvised explosive device on the window sill of a private residence occupied by a Catholic family. The bomb was defused by British Army bomb disposal experts, causing no damage or casualties. Real Ulster Freedom Fighters claimed responsibility for the attack.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
County Antrim. The attack occurred at a private residence in the Fir Grove Lane area of County Antrim.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A private residence was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
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
Real Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) - Northern Ireland Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
Jane’s Intelligence, “Army Experts Defuse IED in Northern Ireland's Antrim,” Terrorism Watch Report, BBC, August 12, 2010.
Suzanne McGonagle, "Pipe Bombers Target Family," LexisNexis Academic, Irish News, August 12, 2010.
Steven McCaffery, "Pipe Bomb Attacks Probed," LexisNexis Academic, Press Association, August 12, 2010.