Incident Summary:

11/01/2017: An explosive device was discovered and defused in the Poleglass neighborhood near Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Arm na Poblachta' (Army of the Republic) claimed responsibility for the incident.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

Near Belfast

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the intersection of Bell Steel Road and Pantridge Road in the Poleglass neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device constructed from an armor-piercing rocket 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
Arm na Poblachta' (Army of the Republic) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
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
"Belfast bomb plot could have ended in carnage, says MLA," Belfast Telegraph, November 2, 2017.
"NI Secretary of State condemns Poleglass terror bid,", November 1, 2017.
"New dissident terror group says it left Belfast roadside bomb," Belfast Telegraph, November 1, 2017.