Experts Defuse Bomb Found In Northern Ireland

A bomb discovered and defused in a car in Northern Ireland was destined for a police station, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has confirmed.

The device was found in County Fermanagh, not far from the luxury Lough Erne golf resort where this June’s G-8 conference of world leaders will being held.

Sky’s David Blevins said the device consisted of explosives packed into a beer keg rigged with timing devices.

PSNI district commander Pauline Shields said: “The people responsible for this have no regard for the lives of anyone in our community.

“It is fortunate that no-one was killed or seriously injured as a result of this reckless act.

“Although investigations are at an early stage it is our assessment at present that this vehicle was destined for Lisnaskea PSNI station.”

Residents were told to leave their homes and Army technical officers carried out a clearance operation on the suspicious car and a viable device was made safe.

Ms Shields added: “Once again our community has been disrupted and the lives of residents put at risk by an element intent on causing loss of life and disruption.

A week ago the Police Service of Northern Ireland discovered a mortar-type device aimed towards New Barnsley police station in north Belfast.

Also last week, three officers escaped injury when an explosive device detonated close to them as they patrolled a coastal path on the outskirts of Belfast.