Reports of auto bomb attack on police officer in Northern Ireland

08 March, 2018, 02:17 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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The army bomb squad was deployed after a police officer was thought to have been targeted in a "terror attack".

Army technical officers spent several hours at the scene with a low-key police presence at the security cordon.

A female police officer has evaded an attempt on her life in Northern Ireland after a bomb partially exploded under her vehicle on Tuesday morning.

Speaking in Brussels after meeting the European Union chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, Foster said her thoughts and prayers were with the female PSNI officer and her family.

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Emergency services received a report of a auto on fire at the junction of Ballyrobert Road shortly before 8.30am.

Paisley said that a suspected booby trap device was placed under the vehicle.

A booby trap bomb has partially exploded on an A-road near Belfast, setting fire to a police vehicle.

She was not in the vehicle when the device went off around 8.30am just off the main Belfast to Bangor road.

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Police sources had earlier confirmed the woman was not a serving police officer. "Terrorism will never prevail".

'My concern is for the officer and her family'.

"If so that's a huge relief and I hope those involved are uninjured", he tweeted.

The road remained closed for a number of hours while investigations were carried out.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster also condemned the reported attack during a press conference in Brussels, saying: "We do condemn utterly those who would seek to bring violence back to Northern Ireland".

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