Incident Summary:

08/12/2019: Assailants threw 24 petrol bombs and 6 paint bombs at police 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; however, sources attributed the attack to Dissident Republicans.



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) Yes
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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Approximately 24 petrol bombs, six paint bombs, stones, bricks, and bottles 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
Dissident Republicans 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
"Londonderry: Petrol bombs thrown in third night of violence," BBC, August 13, 2019.
"Third night of violence in lead-up to Derry bonfire," Belfast Telegraph, August 14, 2019.
"Young people 'being used to carry out Derry attacks'," The Irish Times, August 14, 2019.