Saturday 20 January 2018

Police officers come under fire in Belfast again

POLICE officers have escaped injury again in a late night shooting incident in Belfast.

On Thursday night armoured Land Rovers were struck by at least ten shots fired from the Nationalist Ardoyne area of north Belfast.  On Friday night officers were fired on in west Belfast when a vehicle was struck by two shots on the Suffolk Road. Police believe that dissident republicans using military assault rifles carried out both attacks.  No PSNI officers were injured in either attack.

The PSNI's West Belfast District Commander Chief Supt George Clarke condemned those behind the attack.

"For the second night in a row, dedicated community police officers have found themselves under attack from terrorists," he said.

"It is by luck and not design that we are not dealing with fatalities this morning and those responsible are to be utterly condemned for their evil and reckless actions.

"These officers go out each day to serve this community and they should be free to do so without the threat of attack."

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