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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Third arrest in Northern Ireland bomb investigation

A third person has been arrested by detectives investigating the attempted murder of a police officer in Northern Ireland.

A 41-year-old man was detained in west Belfast this evening following the arrests of two others, aged 25 and 34, in Belfast yesterday. All three remain in custody.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland constable was preparing to take his wife and two children out for Sunday lunch when he discovered a bomb under his car at his home in Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast.

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