Derry car bomb ‘most significant Northern Ireland attack for years’ says PSNI chief

The car bomb attack in Londonderry on Saturday evening was the most significant terrorist attack in Northern Ireland for years, a senior PSNI officer has said.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton was speaking on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme on Monday morning.

He said it was the first attack of this nature in a long time.

“The use of a vehicle born IED or car bomb is not a new tactic, the Troubles as they have existed in Northern Ireland and the republican groupings who still exist would still aspire to use all these types of tactics,” he said.

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Source: Belfast Telegraph