Incident Summary:

07/27/2019: An explosive device targeting police officers was discovered and safely defused in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources also attributed the attack to The New Irish Republican Army.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Tullygally Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Craigavon Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pressure Trigger
Weapon Details
A pressure-triggered explosive device resembling a mortar launcher 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
Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
The New Irish Republican Army 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
"Continuity IRA blamed for bomb blast near police," Irish News, August 19, 2019.
"Continuity IRA responsible for Craigavon bomb targeting police officers;  ," Belfast Telegraph, July 29, 2019.
"COPS LURED TO BOMB ATTACK BY DISSIDENTS; LOUD BANG LED PSNI INTO MORTAR AMBUSHPolice chiefs hit out at 'evil' terrorists who targeted local officers with deadly device," Sunday Life, July 28, 2019.