Incident Summary:

08/10/2017: Assailants abducted a civilian in Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The victim was assaulted and released a short time later. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201708100020

When:
2017-08-10

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

City:
Strabane

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Carlton Drive.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Unknown Weapon 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
Unknown No
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
Sources
"Opinion - Thugs a blight on communities," Irish News, August 12, 2017."
"MAN INJURED IN 'VICIOUS ASSAULT' AFTER ABDUCTION FROM TOWN," PA Newswire: Northern Ireland, August 11, 2017."
"Man Abducted And Attacked In Strabane," 4NI, August 11, 2017."