Hillary Clinton greeted by two bombs for Northern Ireland visitDecember 7, 2012
A second homemade bomb has been found in Northern Ireland just hours before a visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Both incidents took place last night, with police first intercepting a device they believe was about to be planted by dissident republicans in Londonderry. They later discovered a letter bomb in a postbox in a loyalist area of County Down.
At about 8.40pm yesterday, four men were arrested over the discovery of the “viable bomb”, which officers found after stopping a car while investigating dissident republican activity.
Witnesses said police rammed the vehicle in the Westway area of the Creggan – a large council estate in the west of the city - at about.
The army bomb disposal unit was called in after officers became suspicious about contents in the car.
A spokeswoman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: “Detectives from the serious crime branch investigating ongoing dissident republican activity in the Londonderry area arrested four males in the Creggan area of the city last night.Read More...