Monday, April 11, 2011

Fear of renewed attacks in Northern Ireland

Police defused Northern Ireland, Saturday, April 9, a bomb hidden aboard a truck immobilized on the road between Dublin and Belfast. The operation came a week after the death of a police officer whose murder was attributed to dissident republicans. The attack against Ronan Kerr, police officer of 25 years killed by the explosion of a bomb under his car, is the first murder in two years a member of the security forces in Northern Ireland.

According to authorities, the truck bomb was located under a bridge south of the town of Newry following telephone warnings. The army bomb worked for eighteen hours before the offset, said a spokesman for the police. The explosive device was operational, "she added, declining to indicate its power.

The authorities suspect again dissident republican groups opposed to the process launched by the peace accords of April 1998.

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