20/08/2019

Arrests In Dublin Over East Belfast Car Bomb

Two men have been arrested by Irish police in Dublin in connection with a bomb found under a senior PSNI officer's car in east Belfast.

The explosive device was discovered at Shandon Park Golf Club, close to police headquarters, on the morning of Saturday 01 June.
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Detectives from An Garda Siochana arrested the individuals, who are both aged in their 40s, in Dublin on Tuesday morning, 20 August. They are being held at a garda station in the city.

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20 August 2019
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20 August 2019
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