Incident Summary:

09/09/2019: Assailants threw petrol bombs at police responding to another attack in Creggan Heights, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Two assailants were injured and several vehicles were damaged in the attack. This was one of two related attacks in Londonderry on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the New Irish Republican Army.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Creggan Heights area.

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 Vehicles
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
Approximately 40 petrol bombs 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
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which there is doubt that one or more of the incidents meets terrorism-related criteria.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
"Youths throw petrol bombs at police investigating device in Northern Ireland," Today Online, September 10, 2019.
"WATCH | Police vans petrol bombed during search for explosives in Northern Ireland city," News24, September 10, 2019.
"PSNI come under petrol bomb attacks during Derry search," RTE Online, September 10, 2019.