Incident Summary:

12/23/2017: Assailants shot and injured a civilian on Pembroke Loop Road in Poleglass, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to dissident Republicans.

GTD ID:
201712230009

When:
2017-12-23

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

City:
Poleglass

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Pembroke Loop Road area.

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 Civilian
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 Claimed Responsibility
Dissident Republicans 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
"Dissident Republicans Blamed Over Brutal...," BelfastDaily.co.uk, December 24, 2017."
"Man shot in Poleglass area of West Belfast," Belfast Live, December 23, 2017."