In Northern Ireland, a bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police car in Tungwen, near London. Police suspect there are militants from the new IRA group of crime.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police station in front of a police station, killing at least 20 people.
“The really worrying thing is that the terrorists have the bomb in the back of the car, where the three-year-old daughter of the policeman is sitting,” the deputy chief of the Northern Ireland Police Service told reporters. Mark McQueen. “When the investigation is at an early stage and the detectives are open-minded, the strongest investigation is that this attack is part of the new IRA,” McGowan said.
“The assassination attempt on this policewoman is absolutely despicable. I fully condemn the actions of those involved,” Brandon Lewis, the British cabinet minister for Northern Ireland, wrote on Twitter.
The new IRA is one of the most radical groups to disagree with the 1998 Northern Ireland Peace Accords. The group has been behind some recent isolated attacks, including the murder of 2019 journalist Lyra McGee.
The conflict, mainly between Protestant trade unionists and mostly pro-Catholic Russian nationalists, has claimed 3,600 lives since the late 1960s. In recent weeks, pro-British believers have attacked police in violent protests. Protesters are reluctant to accept trade restrictions with other parts of the UK after Brexit and blame the police for anti-social bias. (CDK)
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