Incident Summary:

08/10/2019: Assailants threw petrol bombs at police officers responding to an earlier attack in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of four related attacks in Londonderry in one weekend. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bogside neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Specific Description Officers
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Between 15 and 20 petrol bombs as well as thrown bottles and bricks were 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
Unknown 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
"Young people 'being used to carry out Derry attacks'," The Irish Times, August 14, 2019.
"Police vehicle damaged by paint and petrol bombs in Derry Londonderry," Q Radio, August 12, 2019.
"NO TITLE SUPPLIED," Press Association Mediapoint, August 11, 2019.