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RIRA claim three Derry attacks,one on PSNI officers family.

#1
Did'nt Bugsy say things in Norn Iron were getting better?.....The has also been kneecappings in Twinbrook this week too.

Return to the old ways?...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/foyle_and_west/8250458.stm

The dissident republican Real IRA have admitted three overnight attacks in Londonderry.

The relatives of a serving Catholic police officer were the target of two bombs left outside their homes.
The first device exploded outside his parents' home in Shantallow, while a pipe bomb was examined outside his sister's home in Kylemore Park.


In a statement, the group also claimed responsibility for shooting a man in his legs and hand at about 0130 BST.

A number of masked men forced their way into his house at Drumard Park in Ballymagroarty.

The man was taken to hospital where his condition is said to be stable.

There have been six paramilitary-style shootings in Derry in the past four weeks.

Device

Several people were asked to leave their homes in Kylemore Park when a device was spotted at about 0730 BST.

A controlled explosion was carried out on what police described as "a viable pipe bomb-type device". It was taken away for further examination, and local residents have since been allowed to return home.

In the Shantallow explosion, a car was damaged but no-one was injured.
What's it going to do to other families that have sons and daughters involved in the police?

Chief Superintendent Steven Martin said the devices planted were "capable of taking life".

"They are trying to intimidate Catholic officers and their families from taking the brave step of joining the police and trying to move society forward."

"That's what terrorist criminals are about, they seek to cause harm and destruction," he said.

"I can assure you that the police officer in question, who I've spoken to today, is committed to policing and will be out doing his duty very quickly."

"His bravery contrasts starkly to the cowardly actions of those last night who put these devices in ordinary streets in the Cityside of this city," he added.

Northern Ireland Security Minister Paul Goggins said those responsible were "beyond contempt".

"No-one should be under any illusion of the motives behind those who, under the cover of darkness, leave devices outside family homes," he said.

"They are a threat to the local community, they want to inflict pain and suffering on the people living in that community and do not care who they kill or injure."

'Solidarity'

Sinn Fein assembly member Raymond McCartney urged the community to show solidarity with the family.

"While most people are working to build a peaceful future it would seem that a minuscule and unrepresentative group think that by carrying out cowardly actions based on spurious excuses, they will frustrate continued progress," he said.

"They will not succeed and should stop their activity before it leads to the killing of more innocent people."

SDLP leader and Foyle MP Mark Durkan, described the attacks as "cowardly".

"These are sinister attempts not only to unnerve a young officer and his family but to intimidate the entire community," he said.

"The policing service which we now have has been mandated by the Irish people, north and south, in the Good Friday Agreement.

"Those who serve in its ranks are carrying out a patriotic duty which has the endorsement of the overwhelming number of citizens in Derry and the country."
 
#3
The Reals do not enjoy popular support in the wider Nationalist community. There may be tiny enclaves of support. What is needed is for a few of their volunteers to end up on a slab. Do the SF in Norn Iron have an offensive capability these days?
 
#4
loaded_not_ready said:
The Reals do not enjoy popular support in the wider Nationalist community. There may be tiny enclaves of support. What is needed is for a few of their volunteers to end up on a slab. Do the SF in Norn Iron have an offensive capability these days?
Don't think so...

Thank god no one got killed.
 
#5
loaded_not_ready said:
The Reals do not enjoy popular support in the wider Nationalist community. There may be tiny enclaves of support. What is needed is for a few of their volunteers to end up on a slab. Do the SF in Norn Iron have an offensive capability these days?

My bold - With Sir 'Hug' now out of the chair and safe on the mainland as grand wizard of ACPO, the new incumbant could well decide to open the kennel doors.

It'll have to be 'cleared' of course with every fcukwit with previous jail form not forgetting members of the newly resettled folk from Eastern Europe and their interpreters, all now sitting on local area police committes.
 
#6
More consessions to the 'cause'...

"A PSNI Assistant Chief Constable has said there are no immediate plans to close three police stations in county Antrim.

There were fears that Hillsborough, Randalstown and Ballyclare stations would be closed following comments made by a senior officer earlier this week.

But ACC Alistair Finlay said the comments had been taken out of context.

He said all three stations would remain open for 'the foreseeable future'.

District Commander Chief Superintendent Henry Irvine indicated to a District Policing Partnership meeting earlier this week that there were plans to review the status of the stations.

However, ACC Finlay said that did mean they were going to close.

Last month, the Policing Board agreed to proposals to sell off 26 stations.

Another 26 are under strategic review, but the Assistant Chief Constable stressed that the three in question are not part of that.

However he said that the status of all stations is constantly being assessed, including opening hours and services provided.

"This is a dynamic list of properties that will move as the service delivery structures move," ACC Finlay said.

"The stations are a small part of that and the focus is more in terms of service delivery."

He denied that it was the wrong time to re-assess the status of police stations in the light of the threat from dissident republicans.

"Police stations in themselves don't deliver that reassurance - policing does that, and policing is delivered by people," ACC Finlay continued."

"
 

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