Incident Summary:

09/19/2020: Assailants shot a civilian in his arms and legs in Stranocum, Ballymoney district, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The victim was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Ballymoney district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Northern Ireland police investigating 'paramilitary-style' shooting," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, September 20, 2020.
"MAN SHOT BY UDA IN BRUTAL PARAMILITARY ATTACK - Watch the video ...More,", September 21, 2020.
"‘Horrific and barbarous assault’ condemned,", September 22, 2020.