Shots fired at councillor's house

The home of an Independent Newtownabbey councillor has been attacked by gunmen.

Councillor Tommy Kirkham – and Ulster Democratic Research Group member – was in the house with his son when gunmen fired shots into the house in Carnmoney. No-one was injured.

The attack and a later attack on a house in the Brae Hill area in north Belfast have been connected to the bitter feud between loyalist rival factions.

The security forces have stepped up patrols in the area because of heightening fears that a shooting war involving rival factions of the UDA was set to ignite.


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