Bomb under PSNI officer’s car at Belfast golf club ‘intended to kill’


A bomb found under a serving police officer’s car at a Belfast golf club is being treated as attempted murder by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Police and Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene at Shandon Park Golf Club on Saturday.

The club is located in east Belfast, near the PSNI headquarters.

The head of the Terrorism Investigation Unit, Det Supt Sean Wright, said the PSNI believed the attack was carried by “violent dissident republicans”.

“It was clearly intended to kill the police officer,” he said.

The bomb was examined by Ammunition Technical Officers and they declared it to be a “viable improvised explosive device”.

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Source: BBC News

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