Police officers injured in 'minor disturbances'

A number of police officers were injured during an attack by a gang of around 100 missile-throwing youths in Northern Ireland.

A total of nine officers sustained minor injuries after trouble flared in the Broadway area of Belfast last night, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

Localised disorder in the Broadway area last night was police believe criminal elements trying to take advantage of tensions and events in the Black Mountain area to attack officers. Police do not believe this attack was orchestrated.