Incident Summary:

11/30/2015: Assailants set wheelie bins on fire and planted an explosive device outside of a house in Ard Na Smoll neighborhood, Dungiven, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties and security forces safely defused the device. Oglaigh na hEireann claimed responsibility for the incident.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ard Na Smoll neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Oglaigh na hEireann Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
"Family may move after pipe bomb attack," BBC, December 1, 2015.
"Oglaigh na hEireann claim Roe Valley bombs," Derry Journal, January 19, 2016.
"Police say firefighters found viable pipe bomb when called to put out wheelie bin blaze," Belfast Live, December 1, 2015.