Incident Summary:

05/29/2016: Assailants threw a petrol bomb at a police vehicle in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of the South East Antrim Brigade.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Castlemara Drive area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A petrol bomb 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
South East Antrim Brigade (suspected) 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
"Second petrol bomb attack on police in Carrickfergus in a week," The Irish News, May 30, 2016.
"[29/05/16] Petrol bomb thrown at police: Castlemara, Carrickfergus," Police Service of Northern Ireland, May 29, 2016.
"Petrol bomb attacks continue on police in Carrickfergus," Carrick Times, May 29, 2016.