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    Roadside bomb explodes in Northern Ireland

    (CNN) -- Police in Northern Ireland said Saturday that they suspect a roadside bomb that exploded in a border county was a lure, designed to draw them into the area.
    District Commander Chief Alaqsdair Robinson said in a statement that the explosion on a road leading to the village of Newtownhamilton caused significant damage to both the road and a nearby bridge.
    There were no reports of injuries, but the surrounding area was closed and police were asking people to stay away.
    Robinson said he believes that police officers were the target, and that the bomb was placed in the area in an attempt to injure or kill them.
    Northern Ireland police said the explosion occurred before 5:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET) in County Armagh, near Newtownhamilton. The town saw some violence in the struggle between Catholics and Protestants during the years of conflict known as "The Troubles." And last April, three people were injured in an explosion outside a police station there.
    Meanwhile, in the Republic of Ireland's County Louth (which borders County Armagh), shots were fired at officers, according to Northern Ireland Policing Board member Basil McCrey.
    McCrey also told CNN that police in County Louth stopped a car on suspicion of transporting explosives across the border from the Republic of Ireland into Northern Ireland. Five people were detained.


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    NTH, XMG,FFS,..acronyms deep in my heart from the 80's....days when BBK meant Bessbrook.....not the City of Angels....

    Please ...please don't let it start again..

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    I am afraid there will always be people in Ireland north or south not happy with the peace , a lot of bad feeling on both sides going back to 1916 and justifiable for the Irish to be up set with the English given what was done to them by a savage people at that time , but it is time to move on for the future of the young in Ireland. ( I am English).

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    going back even further to 1690 and parade marches in nationalist areas on july 12th. won't help the situation .
    when the "orange order" remember past battles of more than 300 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    I am afraid there will always be people in Ireland north or south not happy with the peace , a lot of bad feeling on both sides going back to 1916 and justifiable for the Irish to be up set with the English given what was done to them by a savage people at that time , but it is time to move on for the future of the young in Ireland. ( I am English).
    Well said.

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    WTF why can't we all be atheist and just get along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    going back even further to 1690 and parade marches in nationalist areas on july 12th. won't help the situation .
    when the "orange order" remember past battles of more than 300 years ago.
    I,ve argued the toss with you on this subject.
    But at least you are informed.

    Alot of the shit was protectionism, ie all about funds.
    I don't think the government should ignore these people. But, it's all a bit old school.

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