Incident Summary:

01/19/2019: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a courthouse along Bishop street in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two related incidents in Londonderry on this date; the vehicle was hijacked in a previous attack. The New Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility for the incident and warned people against working with the British.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Bishop Street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Bishop Street Courthouse
Specific Description Courthouse
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
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden Ford Fusion was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
The New Irish Republican Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
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
"Derry - Police link N. Ireland car bomb to 'New IRA'," AFP (North European Service), January 20, 2019.
"Northern Ireland Police Arrest Four, Release Footage of Londonderry Car Bomb," Belfast Telegraph Online, January 21, 2019.
"Police at the scene of suspected car bomb in Derry," Irish Examiner, January 19, 2019.