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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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Police arrest four people over bomb attack on prison officer

Police investigating the attempted murder of a prison officer in Belfast on 4 March have arrested three men and a woman, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said.

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