Incident Summary:

02/13/2018: Assailants opened fire on Raymond Johnston, a civilian, on Glenbawn Ave. in Poleglass, Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Johnston was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Arm na Poblachta' (Army of the Republic).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

Near Dunmurry

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Glenbawn Ave. in the Poleglass area west of Belfast in Lisburn district.

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: Raymond Johnston
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
A long-barreled shotgun 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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Police claim dissident republican group killed Raymond Johnston," Irish News, June 21, 2018.
"Paramilitary-style assaults in Belfast plunge over past year,", June 10, 2018.