Incident Summary:

08/12/2010: On Thursday night around 0230, in the Beechfield area of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, a pipe bomb placed by unidentified assailants was discovered on the window sill of a private residence. Four houses were evacuated as police defused the bomb, causing no damage or casualties. 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:
County Antrim. The attack occurred in the Beechfield 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 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/Bombs/Dynamite 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
Steven McCaffery, "Pipe Bomb Attacks Probed," LexisNexis Academic, Press Association, August 12, 2010.
Suzanne McGonagle, "Pipe Bomb Left Outside Grieving Family's Home," LexisNexis Academic, Irish News, August 13, 2010.
Belfast Telegraph, "Pipe Bomb Left Outside Grieving Family's Home," LexisNexis Academic, Belfast Telegraph, August 12, 2010.