Incident Summary:

11/27/2018: Assailants set fire to five cars at local businesses along Woodburn Road in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of the South East Antrim Brigade.



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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicles
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) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
South East Antrim Brigade (suspected) 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
"Five Cars Torched In Arson Attack In Second...,", November 27, 2018.
"Carrick business fire was a reckless act'," Carrick Times, November 28, 2018.