Incident Summary:

09/07/2019: A mortar, intended to target a police station, was discovered and defused outside a house on Church View Road in Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. 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 Church View Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A homemade mortar 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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"PSNI say Strabane bomb targeted police officers," RTE Online, September 9, 2019.
"MORTAR BOMB FOUND IN BORDER TOWN 'WAS INTENDED FOR ATTACK ON POLICE'," Press Association Mediapoint, September 9, 2019.
"Man arrested after improvised bomb found near police station," Derry Daily, September 8, 2019.