SIX ARRESTED IN BELFAST OVER DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN TERRORISM

Police probe recent upsurge in activity from Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH)

Police probe recent upsurge in activity from Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH)

SIX people have been arrested over a police probe into dissident republican activity.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch and officers from a specialist Tactical Support Group (TSG) unit carried out the arrest operations.

Three men were detained in west Belfast on Thursday night as part of the investigation.

Two men were arrested in Derriaghy and a woman was also arrested in Dunmurry.

All six were taken to the serious crime suite Antrim police for questioning by detectives.

There has been a recent upsurge in dissident republican activity across Belfast, particularly from Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH).

A primed mortar bomb aimed at New Barnsley PSNI station last month failed to explode.

There have also been two attempts to kill serving members of the security forces with undercar booby trap bombs.

And there have also been attempts to kill police with pipe bombs.

In one incident last month, four police officers cheated death when they were lured to a towpath near the M2 following telephone calls.

However, ONH detonated a bomb using a mobile phone which only partially exploded. The officers escaped uninjured.

 

 

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