Incident Summary:

11/13/2017: Two pipe bombs were discovered and defused at Montgomery Close on Rossdowney Road in the Montgomery Close neighborhood, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attempted attack to the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Rossdowney Road in the Montgomery Close 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 Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
Two pipe 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
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) No
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
"Pipe bombs found in Londonderry security alert," BBC, November 14, 2017.
"Homes are evacuated as pipe bombs made safe," Belfast Telegraph, November 14, 2017.
"People Before Profit blame UDA for Waterside pipe bomb attack," Derry Journal, November 14, 2017.