Incident Summary:

05/14/2017: Assailants threw two petrol bombs at a house in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. One civilian was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201705140025

When:
2017-05-14

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

City:
Belfast

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Clara Street area.

Attack Information
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
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Two Petrol bombs were 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
Sources
"Two people arrested by PSNI investigating East Belfast petrol bomb attack," Belfast Live, May 18, 2017."
"Woman suffers agonising burns in petrol bomb attack," Belfast Telegraph, May 16, 2017."
"We've lost everything, says partner of woman burned in petrol-bomb attack," The Irish News, May 16, 2017."