Incident Summary:

08/12/2010: On Thursday, in the Birch Hill Park area of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, a pipe bomb placed by unidentified assailants partially detonated in the front garden of a private residence damaging one window. British Army bomb disposal experts removed the partially exploded pipe bomb. No casualties or damages were reported and no group claimed responsibility, although Real Ulster Freedom Fighters are thought to be responsible.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred at a house in the Birch Hill Park area of County Antrim.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A civilian 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 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
Real Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) - Northern Ireland (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
Jane’s Intelligence, “Bomb-Disposal Experts Remove Pipe Bomb from Residence in Northern Ireland's Antrim,” Terrorism Watch Report, BBC, August 13, 2010.
Steven McCaffery, "Pipe Bomb Attacks Probed," LexisNexis Academic, Press Association, August 12, 2010.
Dan Keenan, "Pipe Bomb Attacks Probed," LexisNexis Academic, Irish Times, August 13, 2010.