British army defuses car bomb in N. Ireland town

By
January 11, 2006 22:54
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

British army experts defused a car bomb Wednesday that had been abandoned in a parking lot near a police station and busy hotel in Armagh, southwest of Belfast, police said. The bomb was composed of several natural gas-packed cylinders attached to a detonator, and was discovered by accident when officers were summoned to the scene of a nearby home robbery, police said. No group claimed responsibility. But police and politicians blamed Irish Republican Army dissidents who remain committed to the traditional IRA goal of abolishing Northern Ireland as a predominantly Protestant, British territory. "There are those in our society who for some obscure reason wish to terrorize the entire community with their repugnant activity and redundant mind-set. The motive for this incident defies logic and rational understanding," police Superintendent Bob Moore said. Gang members who described themselves as Irish republicans threatened an elderly woman Tuesday night in her Armagh home, then stole a shotgun and the keys to two cars outside her home. The bomb was placed in one car, while the gang used the other for a getaway and was later found in an alleyway, torched to destroy forensic evidence, police said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Angela Merkel
October 22, 2018
Germany urges other EU states to also stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia

By REUTERS