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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Police car bomb 'could have killed officer's family'

A foiled attempt to murder a police officer in Northern Ireland was carried out by dissident republicans who could also have killed his family, police have said.

An army bomb disposal expert prepares to move in to examine a booby trap bomb found under a policeman's car in Belfast. Credit: Press Association

The Belfast-based Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) constable was about to take his wife and two young children out for Sunday lunch yesterday when he checked under his car outside his house in the city and discovered a viable device.

Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton said: "If that officer had not checked under his car we would have been looking at a murder or multiple murders."

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