19/02/2003

CIRA behind nail bomb attack on police station

The Continuity IRA (CIRA) has admitted that it carried out the nail bomb attack on a police station in north Belfast last night.

At around 9.45pm, two devices were thrown over the perimeter fence of Antrim Road police station – one exploded and caused superficial damage, the other failed to detonate.

Antrim Road was closed to traffic between Cavehill Road and Alexandra Park Avenue while army technical officers dealt with the device. It was later taken away for forensic examination.

There were no injuries and police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The CIRA also claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in Enniskillen last week in which six police officers were injured.

It has since been reported that the CIRA and RIRA have made a joint pledge to launch one bomb attack in Northern Ireland every week.

(GMcG)

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