Incident Summary:

03/29/2017: Assailants shot and injured Philip O'Donnell, a former Oglaigh na hEireann member, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Oglaigh na hEireann claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the victim was targeted for his involvement in dealing drugs.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Glenowen Park 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 Former Oglaigh na hEireann Member: Philip O'Donnell
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Oglaigh na hEireann Derry Brigade 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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Five days in Londonderry: one bomb attack and two shootings," Londonderry Sentinel, March 31, 2017."
"Dissident threat to execute' Derry drug dealer'," Derry Journal, April 12, 2017."
"Derry shooting victim had just served jail term for dissident bombing," Irish News, March 31, 2017."