Derry bomb and Strabane mortar signs of ‘changing types of engineering capability’

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne has confirmed the ‘New IRA’ bomb discovered in Creggan this week was not the sole target of the operation that saw the deployment of 80 police officers to the estate on Monday. Chief Constable Byrne Read More …

Petrol bombs thrown at police amid Derry security alert

Petrol bombs and other missiles have been thrown at police in Londonderry, where a security alert is underway in the Creggan. A suspicious object has been found during searches on Monday, as part of investigations into dissident republican activity. Around Read More …

Strabane mortar bomb ‘callous attempt to kill police’

A mortar bomb left near a police station in County Tyrone was a “callous attempt to kill or maim” officers, the PSNI chief constable has said. The device was found by a resident on a wall near houses in Church Read More …

Fermanagh bomb attack ‘deliberate attempt’ to murder police, says PSNI

The PSNI believes officers were lured to the site of the suspected dissident bomb attack in Co Fermanagh in attempt to kill and injure them. PSNI deputy chief constable Stephen Martin told a press conference in Belfast: “The threat from Read More …

Dissident republicans ‘lure police to deadly explosive booby-trap near a bus stop in Northern Ireland

Dissident republicans are believed to have lured police to a bomb disguised as a fired mortar near a bus stop in Northern Ireland on Friday. The explosive, found on a footpath in Craigavon, Co Armagh, was set up to detonate if moved or touched, the Police Service Read More …

PSNI Officers urged to double security measures after IED failed to detonate under officer’s car

The officer was said to be shaken by the find, which was made at Shandon Park Golf Club, close to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) headquarters in Belfast on Saturday morning (June 1). Army bomb disposal experts said Read More …

Bomb under PSNI officer’s car at Belfast golf club ‘intended to kill’

A bomb found under a serving police officer’s car at a Belfast golf club is being treated as attempted murder by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Police and Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene at Shandon Read More …

Belfast man linked by fingerprint to explosives find 10 years ago avoids going to prison

A senior PSNI officer has welcomed the conviction of a north Belfast father-of-five who has been handed a suspended sentence after his fingerprint was found on a blast bomb device almost decade ago. John Paul Magee (39), from Ardoyne, had Read More …

County Down mortar attack: Police foil plot after launching tube found on farm in Northern Ireland

A suspected dissident republican plot to attack police has been foiled after a mortar bomb-launching tube was found in County Down in Northern Ireland. The horizontal tube attached to a frame and command wire were left beside a derelict farm building outside the town Read More …