Two arrests in attempted bomb attack inquiry

Two men have today been arrested by police investigating an attempted bomb attack outside a police officer’s home in Co. Derry.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 2:15 pm
PSNI at the scene where a viable explosive device was left at the home of a female police officer near Dungiven.

A 47 year old man, who was arrested in the Dungiven area, and a 48 year old man, who was arrested in the Feeny area, have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where they are being questioned by detectives.

An explosive device was found close to the officer’s car outside her home near Dungiven on Monday, April 19.

The device was attached to a container of flammable liquid and police described it as an attempt to kill the officer and her young daughter.

Detectives previously said they believe the dissident republican group, the New IRA, was responsible.