Incident Summary:

02/24/2013: Assailants detonated an explosive device at a residence in Belfast city, Belfast district, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. One woman and two dogs were injured. The Real Ulster Freedom Fighters (Real UFF) claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources indicate that the Loyalist Volunteer Force was also suspected.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Thorburn Road in the Greencastle area of city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residence
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
A pipe bomb containing shrapnel 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
Loyalist Volunteer Forces (LVF) (suspected) No
Real Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) - Northern Ireland (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Family targeted in blast bomb attack," BBC, February 25, 2013.
"Pet dog to have leg amputated after paw severed in attack," The Irish News, February 26, 2013.
"Woman injured and dog killed in blast bomb attack," News Letter, February 25, 2013.