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UK NewsNew IRA trying to kill police officers warns top cop as bomb found in Londonderry

12:30  11 september  2019
12:30  11 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Londonderry bomb: Device found in Creggan 'was New IRA attempt to kill police officers'

Londonderry bomb: Device found in Creggan 'was New IRA attempt to kill police officers' Around 15 homes were evacuated after the explosive device was discovered

Police say bomb found in Londonderry 'to be used to attack police '. A bomb discovered in a parked vehicle in Londonderry , Northern Ireland, was intended to be used to attack a Officers found the viable explosive device while looking for New IRA bomb -making equipment in the Creggan

Police received a warning about the attack shortly before the bomb detonated. Police officers guard the scene of a suspected car bomb in Londonderry , Northern Ireland January 20, 2019. The New IRA (NIRA) is a dissident Irish republican paramilitary group which formed after the Provisional

New IRA trying to kill police officers warns top cop as bomb found in Londonderry © REUTERS A person runs after throwing a petrol bomb at PSNI vehicles in Londonderry on Monday

Dissident Republicans are making a "concerted effort" to kill police in Northern Ireland, a senior officer has warned.

A New IRA bomb discovered in a parked vehicle in on was to be used to attack a patrol, detectives said.

The device was operated using a command wire and was being stored for use somewhere else in the area.

said it was improvised and contained commercial high explosives, which only required one adjustment to explode.

Assistant Chief Constable  said: "All I can say is that there seems to be more of a concerted effort by dissident republicans.

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Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents to be responsible for Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle used as a car bomb on an attack outside Derry "The New IRA , like most dissident republican groups in Northern Ireland, are small

New IRA trying to kill police officers warns top cop as bomb found in Londonderry © AFP/Getty Images Cops said republicans planted a car bomb in Londonderry in a bid to kill officers

"We have seen almost the re-emergence of the Continuity IRA in the Tyrone area, we also saw the attack in Craigavon, which we would attribute to CIRA.

"We have seen a regular tempo of activity in from the New IRA.

"Only they can explain why they are doing it."

The threat against members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland from Republicans determined to undermine the peace process has been severe for a decade.

This was the eighth attack or attempted attack this year.

Others included the shooting dead of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry in April by a gunman targeting police, and the discovery of an explosive device under an officer's car at a golf club in East Belfast.

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Officers say improvised explosive in Derry belonged to dissident republican New IRA .

A NEW IRA bomb discovered in a parked vehicle in Londonderry yesterday was to be used to Cops said it was an improvised explosive belonging to the dissident republican New IRA grouping. At least two of the young people suffered burn injuries when they tried to attack the police cordon

Police launched a major search operation for bomb-making material in in Londonderry on Monday, which resulted in the discovery of the latest device.

Mr Hamilton said: "The use of this type of high-explosive in a community area has to be condemned.

"It is highly reckless, extremely dangerous and would have had devastating effects."

The senior officer added: "The bomb would have killed or maimed anyone near it when it detonated."

He admitted the tempo of dissident activity had increased.

New IRA trying to kill police officers warns top cop as bomb found in Londonderry © PA PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said there was an effort to kill officers

"It is worrying for me as a police officer and I think it is worrying for communities and that is why now we need to stand very firmly together against this."

Police were attacked with missiles by members of a crowd of 60 to 100 people as they carried out Monday's searches targeting dissidents.

About 40 petrol bombs were thrown during the disorder.

Petrol bombs thrown at police after suspicious object found

Petrol bombs thrown at police after suspicious object found Police have been attacked with petrol bombs after finding a suspicious object in the Creggan area of Londonderry. Around 80 officers had been searching for bomb-making equipment on Monday, targeting dissident republicans in the Northern Irish city. It followed the discovery of an improvised explosive device in Strabane during the weekend which has been linked to the New IRA. Police said the mortar was near a family home and was aimed at the local police station. In Derry on Monday, officers were targeted while carrying out searches and around 15 homes were evacuated to keep residents safe, police added.

The New IRA , a dissident republican group, was the main line of inquiry, the assistant The attackers failed to kill or injure anyone, said Hamilton. “The people responsible for this attack have shown no A spate of bomb attacks in Derry in 2015, including a device found under a police officer ’s car, was

Police cars are attacked with petrol bombs while conducting targeted searches against members of the New IRA in Londonderry , Northern Ireland. Like what you

The later said 15 families who were evacuated from their homes could return.

At least two young people engaged in the disorder sustained burn injuries during the violence, the said.

Mr Hamilton said: "By bringing a viable bomb into the community they have again proved that they have no regard for the lives of anyone living in Creggan.

New IRA trying to kill police officers warns top cop as bomb found in Londonderry © AFP/Getty Images A bomb was found in a car in Londonderry

"Once again they exploited some of the young people in the community to attack police and have brought disruption and misery to families."

On Saturday a dissident republican mortar bomb was recovered in , Co Tyrone.

The mortar, which was positioned close to a family home, was aimed at the town's police station.

Secretary of State Julian Smith commended the work of the PSNI. He spoke with Chief Constable Simon Byrne to discuss developments on Tuesday.

Mr Smith tweeted: "Earlier today I spoke to ChiefConPSNI to offer my full support for the work he and his team are doing to keep people in Derry/Londonderry safe, despite coming under attack last night."

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