Bogside MLA's home petrol bombed Â« Previous Â« PreviousNext Â» Next Â»View GalleryADVERTISEMENTPublished Date: 11 May 2009 Sinn FÃ©in MLA Mitchel McLaughlin has described a petrol bomb attack on his car as "attempted murder." At least three petrol bombs were thrown at Assembly man's home on Blutcher street in the Bogside shortly after 1.00am on Monday morning. Another petrol bomb was also thrown at his car which was parked nearby. It is the third time in the last month that his home has been attacked with dissident republicans believed to be behind the incidents. Mr McLaughln, his wife, and their son were at home at the time of the attack and managed to escape unharmed when neighbours raised the alarm. Condemning the attack, the Sinn FÃ©in man said; "Once more cowards came in the dark of night and attacked my home in an attempt to intimidate me and my family. The difference this time was that they attempted to set my home on fire with petrol bombs with no regard for anyone who was in the house at the time. This is attempted murder and there is no other way to describe it," he said. Mr McLaughlin also challenged those responsible to meet him to explain their actions. "To those individuals who are responsible I would say, 'if you have some difference with me have the courage to confront me face-to-face'. Your actions are those of the most cowardly and will not intimidate me or deflect me from the course I am on," he said. The full article contains 248 words and appears in n/a newspaper.