Outlawed as terrorist organizations in the UK and Ireland ... Service had no apparent connections to any terrorist groups and seems to have been targeted only because he ...
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RED HAND DEFENDERS Terrorist Group
“And the Lord thy God shall have delivered them to thee: thou shalt utterly destroy them. Thou shalt make no league with them, nor show mercy to them…neither shalt thou make marriages with them”
Red Hand Defenders in the
years of 1998-2002
RED HAND DEFENDERS (RHD) ATTACKED PRIVATE CITIZENS & PROPERTY TARGET Target: Private Citizens & Property\
Tactic: AssassinationWeapon: FirearmsFatalities: 1Injuries: UnknownAttack Claimed: YesDescription: The Red Hand Defenders claimed responsibility for killing Brian Service, a Catholic man, as he walked home on the streets of Belfast. He was shot several times in the back and head. Service had no apparent connections to any terrorist groups and seems to have been targeted only because he was Catholic.
RED HAND DEFENDERS (RHD) ATTACKED PRIVATE CITIZENS & PROPERTY TARGET Target: Private Citizens & PropertyTactic: BombingWeapon: ExplosivesFatalities: 0Injuries: 0Attack Claimed: Yes
Description: Loyalists are being blamed for throwing a pipe bomb into a home in north Belfast. Twin boys, aged 6, who were asleep at the time of the attack were unharmed. It is believed that this home was targeted because the owner, Terri Fegan's boyfriend is a republican. The blast blew a large hole in the front door of the home. Note: The Red Hand Defenders later claimed responsibility for this attack, which was designed to make nationalists fearful during the Christmas holiday.