“The device is understood to have consisted of a number of containers filled with flammable liquid”

A day after the attack on the site of MI5’s regional headquarters in Holywood, County Down, a security alert in Newtownhamilton, County Armagh, which began when a Peugeot car was abandoned at the gates of the police station at 2am last night, has ended with the British army defusing a viable device.

The Army has defused a bomb in a car abandoned outside the police station in Newtownhamilton in County Armagh. The device is understood to have consisted of a number of containers filled with flammable liquid. It was in a silver Peugeot 406 left outside the station at about 0200 BST on Tuesday. The cordon at the scene has been reduced and families have been allowed to return to their homes. A forensic examination is continuing.

The Continuity IRA has reportedly claimed responsibility.

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  • aquifer

    should that not read irresponsibility?

  • Michaelhenry

    do the continuity not know that this station is going to be removed because of the peace.

  • Mrazik

    do the continuity not know that this station is going to be removed because of the peace.

    Posted by Michaelhenry on Apr 13, 2010 @ 10:39 PM

    I think the clue is in the name…

  • RobertEmmett

    PH;

    is that the sinn fein word for the newtownhamiliton fort; a police “station”??

    it is a huge british fortification that dominates a small rural Irish village and after 16 years of PIRA it is still there!

    it is physical evidence of how the british attitude to partition has not change one little bit

  • sdelaneys

    RobertEmmett, indeed , in sth Armagh you are more likely to hear the word ‘barracks’ used than police station and that would apply across the border to some degree too with the middle aged and upwards generation anyhow.

  • Michaelhenry

    yes robertemmett now that the armed british army are of our streets these idots are going about with cans of petrol.

  • celticshea

    Anyone know why there’s a helicoper near ready to land on Margarita plaza in Belfast city centre?

  • lamhdearg

    Newtownhamiton is a small town, homes and a busy pub are quite close to the station, As the thing did not go off, how good are these people at making bombs, Could it have gone off sooner say out side the pub?, Do these people care?.

  • redhugh78

    Another bomb that did’nt go off, how riddled with touts are these pretenders?

  • Michaelhenry

    when did a can of petrol become a bomb.

  • Reader

    Michaelhenry: when did a can of petrol become a bomb.
    17th February 1978