From committing to condemning…

DERRY Sinn Fein strongly condemned the recent attempt by dissident republicans to bomb a police station in the city. Councillor Maeve McLaughlin said: “On a local level this caused a lot of disruption for people living in the area. In the wider context, we believe that people involved in this type of activity are clearly misguided.” It shows the distance some republicans in the north-west have since 1990, when the IRA in Derry (scroll down) pioneered the use of ‘human proxy bombs’, in which civilians were forced to drive vehicles containing bombs to British Army checkpoints for detonation, causing outrage.