Four people arrested in dissident probe

Three men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the attempted bombing in Derry in 2015.

DETECTIVES investigating a bomb left under the car of a PSNI couple in Derry two years ago, have arrested four people.

The improvised explosive device was placed under the car of the police officers in Eglinton in June 2015.

The dissident republican organisation calling itself the New IRA claimed the attack.

The PSNI said yesterday that four people, three men and one woman, had been arrested in Belfast, Derry and Pomeroy as part of the investigation.

In March Gardaí arrested two men under a European Arrest Warrant in connection with the bomb attempt.

The two men, aged 29 and 32, were arrested in Dublin in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of explosives with intent to endanger life. They are currently fighting extradition.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: "Three men, aged 29, 38 and 46 and a 32 year-old woman have been taken to Musgrave PSNI station where they are assisting us with our enquiries."

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