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Two men arrested in connection with attempted murder of police officer

Two men have been arrested in connection with last Monday's attempted bombing at the home of a serving police officer near Dungiven.
Digital Staff

Police have arrested two men in connection with an investigation into the attempted murder of a female member of police staff, who is also a part time police officer.

Detective Superintendent Richard Campbell, Head of the Terrorism Investigation Unit, said: “Terrorism Investigation Unit detectives today arrested two men under the Terrorism Act in connection with the viable device which was discovered beside the young mother’s car in Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on Monday 19th April.

A 47-year-old man, who was arrested in the Dungiven area and a 48-year-old man, who was arrested in the Feeny area, have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where they are being questioned by detectives.

Detectives from the PSNI’s terrorism investigations unit made the arrests on Monday.

The New IRA has claimed it was responsible for leaving the device outside a property at Ballyquin Road near Dungiven on Monday morning last week. 

Police said the device, an explosive connected to flammable liquid, was left at the rear of the officer’s car, beside where her three-year-old daughter would normally sit.

Detective Superintendent Richard Campbell, head of the terrorism investigation unit, said: “Terrorism investigation unit detectives today arrested two men under the Terrorism Act in connection with the viable device which was discovered beside the young mother’s car in Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on Monday April 19.”

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