This period has seen further developments in attacks against the security establishment in Northern Ireland, as predicted in our most recent reports. The most significant event in this period occurred on 26 November, when a come-on attack saw a pipe bomb thrown at PSNI officers attending a (hoax) burglary report. The incident occurred in Culmore Gardens, in a predominantly Catholic area in West Belfast, and the device was viable although it did not explode. The tactic is in line with previous attempts of this kind, although the fact that this was in a residential area seems to have aroused greater than usual condemnation. Our last report covered the fact that dissident Republicans were planning “something big” in the area; it is not clear if this attack was related to that report. However, if this was indeed that operation, it represents a serious drop in aspirations, perhaps indicating how far dissident capability has been eroded.