Incident Summary:

12/01/2013: Assailants threw a burning object into the home of Tracey Coulter in Shankill terrace area of Belfast city, Belfast district, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Coulter, who had been publically speaking about the local drug trade, was uninjured in the attack; the amount of damage done to the home is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Coulter attributed the attack to the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shankill area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Tracey Coulter
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
A flaming object 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
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) 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
"VIDEO: Woman blames UDA for arson attack," BBC, December 2, 2013.
"Woman blames UDA for arson attack," BBC, December 2, 2013.
"Attack on Coulter home condemned," News BCC, December 2, 2013.