21/04/2021

New IRA Blamed For Bomb On Police Officer And Daughter

The PSNI have blamed the New IRA for putting a viable explosive device at a police officer's car beside where her three-year-old daughter sits in L'Derry.

An investigation has launched after a bomb was left at the rear door of her car in Dungiven.

Speaking at a press conference, Assistant Chief Constable Mark McEwan said: "Yesterday morning, our colleague discovered a suspicious object beside her car in close proximity to her house on Ballyquin Road in Dungiven,.
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"We assessed this was a viable device with explosives attached to a container with flammable liquid.

"This was designed to cause a fireball which would have engulfed the victim’s car and anyone in it, or anyone close by or anyone calling to the house or anyone in the proximity.

"What is really distressing here is that the terrorists placed the bomb at the rear of the car, directly at the point where the victim’s three-year-old daughter sits.

"This demonstrates the complete and utter disregard for the life of a mother and her toddler. This simply beggars belief."

(CD)

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