Two police officers injured in west Belfast explosion

Two police officers are reported to have been injured in an explosion in west Belfast after a device was thrown at them as they investigated reports of a robbery at a bookmakers on the Shaws Road.  According to the reports the injuries are not life-threatening but one officer sustained serious arm injuries.

Adds  “ONH and the other dissident groups cannot succeed where, as they point out themselves, the Provos failed”

Update  The BBC are now reporting that three officers were injured when the device, “possibly a pipe-bomb”, exploded.

Further Update  From the iol report

One of the officers is set to undergo emergency surgery on a serious arm injury later while his two colleagues are recovering from less serious shrapnel injuries.

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