Incident Summary:

09/10/2015: An explosive device detonated outside a civilian residence in Brookfield Gardens, Ahoghill, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two similar attacks in the area on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Brookfield Gardens in the Ballymena district.

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 House
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of a conflict over drugs.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Man arrested over Ahoghill pipe bomb," UTV, October 1, 2015.
"'UDA behind Ahoghill pipe bombs' – McKay," UTV, September 15, 2015.
"Men escape injury in Co Antrim pipe bomb attacks," The Irish News, September 11, 2015.