Incident Summary:

02/16/2011: On Wednesday at 0000 midnight, in the Sandy Braes area of Magherafelt, County Derry, Northern Ireland, suspected dissident republicans planted a pipe bomb outside of a house. Nearby homes were evacuated while the device was handled by Army bomb experts. The attack caused no casualties or damages and no group claimed responsibility but the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) was suspected.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
County Derry / Londonderry. The attack took place in the Sandy Braes area of Magherafelt, County Derry.

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 house 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 Irish Republican Army (RIRA) (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
Belfast Telegraph, "Real IRA Pipe-Bomb 'Could Have Been Lethal'," LexisNexis Academic, Belfast Telegraph, February 17, 2011.
Sun, "Bombs in Streets," LexisNexis Academic, Sun, February 17, 2011.