Incident Summary:

01/12/2017: Assailants shot and injured a married couple at their residence along Norglen Parade in Turf Lodge neighborhood, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Oglaigh na hEireann.

GTD ID:
201701120044

When:
2017-01-12

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

City:
Belfast

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Norglen Parade, in the Turf Lodge neighborhood.

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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 Claimed Responsibility
Oglaigh na hEireann No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Belfast couple shot in legs while protecting son from paramilitaries UK news," DailyMe.Com, January 13, 2017."
"PSNI only force in Belfast says police chief after 'punishment' attack on couple," IrishSun.com, January 13, 2017."
"Man And Woman Injured In Shooting In Belfast.," Kfm Radio, January 13, 2017."