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10 Sep 2019 | 04:30 PM UTC

Northern Ireland: Police defuse bomb in Londonderry September 9

United Kingdom News Alert

Police officers attacked while defusing explosive device in Londonderry on September 9; heightened security measures likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Belfast). COUNTRY/REGION Londonderry

Event

According to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), police officers defused an explosive device planted in the Creggan housing estate in Londonderry on Monday, September 9. During the security operation, a crowd attacked police vehicles with "missiles" and over 40 petrol bombs; two of the assailants were reportedly injured. Security officials said the bomb was an attempt by the New Irish Republican Army (New IRA) to target police officers.

Heightened security measures are likely across Londonderry. Similar attacks targeting security forces are possible in Northern Ireland over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Londonderry are advised to monitor the situation, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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