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Northern Ireland policeman killed by booby-trap car bomb

Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 01:00

Apr 2 - In the Northern Irish town of Omagh, a 25-year-old policeman was killed when a bomb exploded under his car, the first killing in the British-controlled province in two years. Jon Decker reports.

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In the Northern Irish town of Omagh, a 25-year-old policeman was killed when a bomb exploded under his car, the first killing in the British-controlled province in two years. The killing comes after an upsurge of shootings and bombings targeting police by nationalist splinter groups who want to unite Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland. Most of the attempted car bombings have been aimed at newly recruited Catholic police officers who -- under a targeted recruitment drive -- make up 30 percent of the Police Service Of Northern Ireland. Sources told Reuters the policeman killed on Saturday was a Catholic. The political party Sinn Fein, which supports the republican goal of a united Ireland but has renounced violence, quickly condemned the attack. Jon Decker, Reuters.

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Northern Ireland policeman killed by booby-trap car bomb

Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 01:00