Thu. Nov 21st, 2019

Bomb detonates in County Fermanagh close to Northern Ireland border: Irish media

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A bomb detonated in County Fermanagh early Monday close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, according to Irish media reports. Nobody was injured, but police have closed roads on the southern side of the border at the request of of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Irish Times reported. Police officers and members of a bomb disposal team that had been called to investigate a suspicious device close to the area narrowly avoided injury, the paper said. Police believe the officers and bomb-disposal experts were deliberately lured to the scene in an attempt to hurt them. “While this investigation is at a very early stage I am of the firm belief this was a deliberate attempt to lure police and ATO colleagues into the area to murder them,” the paper quoted PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin as saying.

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