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Police attack 'attempted murder'

Police say they are treating an attack by loyalists on a police officer in Belfast on Monday night as attempted murder. A gang threw a petrol bomb into his unmarked vehicle after surrounding and smashing it.

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Mob violence in Northern Ireland 'stoked by social media'

This is a phenomena of mob violence which has been stoked up by individuals and social media.

– Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Matt Baggott

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott added it was fortunate nobody had been killed or seriously injured last night, and he praised police for doing a "magnificent" job.

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