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'despicable and cowardly' Dissidents planted bomb next to PSNI officer’s car beside her three-year-old daughter’s seat

Police have blamed the New IRA for planting the device at the rear of the officer’s car beside where her three-year-old daughter usually sits.

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PSNI vehicles block a road near the home of the officer

PSNI vehicles block a road near the home of the officer

The scene in Dungiven where the bomb was found yesterday Pic Pacemaker

The scene in Dungiven where the bomb was found yesterday Pic Pacemaker

A fire burns in the middle of the Shankill Road in Belfast during further unrest this week. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

A fire burns in the middle of the Shankill Road in Belfast during further unrest this week. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

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PSNI vehicles block a road near the home of the officer

A female PSNI officer targeted by dissident republicans in a fireball bomb bid was a civilian staff member who worked only 12 hours a month in uniform as a community officer.

Police have blamed the New IRA for planting the device at the rear of the officer’s car beside where her three-year-old daughter usually sits.

The explosive left at the officer’s home near Dungiven, Co Derry, was attached to a container of flammable liquid.


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