Incident Summary:

05/09/2016: Assailants shot and killed a delivery driver identified as Dan Murray in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The New Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that Dan Murray was targeted because the group believed he was a drug dealer.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lady street 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: Dan Murray
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
The New Irish Republican Army Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Families are forced to flee homes after bomb found in north Belfast security alert," Belfast Telegraph, September 13, 2017.
"Republican group Action Against Drugs claims responsibility for two killings," The Irish News, June 2, 2017.
"Dissidents ratchet up terror campaign with one bomb attack a week," Belfast Telegraph, May 13, 2016.