Incident Summary:

09/06/2019: Assailants hijacked a pizza delivery vehicle on Evish Road in Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The assailants used the vehicle to transport an explosive device before setting the vehicle on fire. There were no reported casualties. This was one of two related attacks in Strabane overnight. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the New Irish Republican Army.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Evish Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
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?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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Mortar bomb found near Strabane police station 'callous attempt to kill' officers,", September 8, 2019.
"Man arrested after murder attempt on police officers," Irish News, September 8, 2019.
"New IRA hijacked a pizza delivery car then planted mortar bomb near a family home to kill police officers in Northern Ireland, detectives say," Mail Online UK, September 11, 2019.