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Third arrest in NI bomb case

A third man has been arrested by detectives investigating the attempted murder of a police officer in Northern Ireland. It follows the arrests of two men on Monday after the constable discovered a bomb under his car at his home in Belfast.

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Belfast car bomb 'attack on entire community'

A thwarted car bomb murder bid on a policeman in Northern Ireland has been condemned as "an attack on the entire community" by Stormont's Justice Minister David Ford.

Police have blamed dissident republicans for placing the viable device under the officer's car in east Belfast. Mr Ford said:

Fortunately, due to the officer's commendable vigilance, the attempt on his life was not successful.

Let us be clear. This was an attack not only on a police officer and his family but on our whole community. The officer was serving the community; he was working for all of us.

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