PSNI come under petrol bomb attack during Derry search

Police were attacked with petrol bombs and missiles as they carried out searches targeting dissident republicans in Derry.

10.9.2019

PSNI believe at least two young people sustained burn injuries when they tried to use petrol bombs to attack the police cordon

Police were attacked with petrol bombs and missiles as they carried out searches targeting dissident republicans in Derry.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said: "Following a large scale search operation in the Creggan area of Derry/Londonderry, police located a suspect device in a parked vehicle.

"Police believe at least two young people sustained burn injuries when they tried to use petrol bombs to attack the police cordon. No police officers were injured."

The mortar, which was positioned close to a family home, was aimed at the town's police station.

Read more: RTÉ News

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