Incident Summary:

11/01/2018: Assailants set fire to at least five vehicles at Dunlop Motors car repair shop along Woodburn Road in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the South East Antrim Brigade and stated that the owner had previously been threatened by the group.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus district

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Woodburn Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Dunlop Motors
Specific Description Car Repair Shop
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
South East Antrim Brigade 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
"Cowardly UDA Gangsters Torch Six Cars At...,", November 2, 2018.
"Six vehicles set alight in ‘reckless’ Carrick arson attack,", November 1, 2018.
"Owner of Northern Ireland car repair shop hit by arson says he’s facing UDA death threat,", November 2, 2018.