Fermanagh: Abandoned vehicle contained bomb
on 23/03/2013 11:53:07
The device was found in a rural part of Co Fermanagh in the west of the region. Reporter David Blevins said it was found just 16 miles from where the G8 summit is due to take place in June.
Dissident republicans have launched a series of bomb attacks against members of the security forces in recent months.
The alert at Derrylin Road - the main arterial route between Enniskillen and Dublin - was raised early yesterday morning and caused local homes to be evacuated.
The finger of blame will be pointed at dissident republicans, who have murdered two soldiers, two policemen and a prison guard in their campaign of violence.
A week ago, the PSNI discovered a mortar-type device aimed towards New Barnsley police station in north Belfast. Also last week three officers escaped injury when an explosive device detonated within metres of them as they patrolled a coastal path on the outskirts of Belfast.
Earlier this month two men were arrested after police intercepted a van carrying four mortar bombs which were primed and ready to fire at a station in Londonderry.