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New IRA 'claims responsibility for bomb attack that injured officer'

A group calling itself the New IRA has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that injured a prison officer in Belfast, according to reports.

The officer is said to be in a stable condition after an explosive device detonated under the van he was driving.

Four people including a woman have since been arrested.

In a statement to the BBC, the dissident republican group reportedly said the officer was targeted because he was involved in training other guards at HMP Maghaberry, near Lisburn.

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Fears of new terror campaign after Belfast car bombing

There are fears of a new terror campaign in Northern Ireland after a prisoner officer was seriously injured when a bomb exploded under his van.

The incident was a flashback to a troubled past and a warning, say police, about the immediate future.

Police warned there could be more attacks marking the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports from Belfast:

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