Sunday 22 April 2018

Army defuses car bomb left near PSNI station

A CAR bomb left near a PSNI station was "viable", police said.

The device left near the gates of the barracks in Crossmaglen, south Armagh, consisted of containers filled with flammable liquid arranged on the rear seat of the red Peugeot 406.

British Army technicians made it safe yesterday -- it had been planted on Saturday night.

PSNI chief inspector Sam Cordner said: "Had this device exploded I have no doubt that anyone in the immediate area could have been killed or seriously injured.

Those responsible "showed complete disregard'' for the lives of police officers and local people.

"I would like to place on record my thanks to local people and their representatives for their patience and support during the operation to make this device safe," Insp Cordner said. Police appealed for anybody with information to contact them.

Insp Cordner added: "Only by working together can local police and the people of Crossmaglen show these misguided individuals that incidents such as this have no place in today's society."

Irish Independent

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