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Two arrested over Northern Ireland car bomb
Two men were arrested early on Jan.20 over a car bomb attack in Northern Ireland‘s Londonderry and police were looking into whether the New IRA militant group was responsible, officers said.
- LONDONDERRY – Reuters
The men in their twenties were detained hours after the explosion on Jan. 19 outside the city’s courthouse, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton told a news conference.
“Fortunately it didn’t kill anybody but clearly it was a very significant attempt to kill people here in this community,” he said.
Hamilton said the main focus of the investigation was on the New IRA – one of a small number of groups opposed to a…