Bomb Threat 'Remains High'
The discovery of two bombs in the past week is evidence that the threat from dissident republicans remains high, Northern Ireland’s chief constable has said. Hugh Orde said there would have been bomb attacks in Northern Ireland but for the actions of the security forces on both sides of the border. Four people are still being questioned in connection with the discovery of a 1,200lb van bomb in Londonderry on Sunday. On Friday, police in the Irish Republic said they had foiled a major operation by dissident republicans, following the discovery of 500lb of explosives in County Monaghan near the border. Speaking on Tuesday, Mr Orde said: “The Garda Siochana intercepted one attempt to create a bomb that we think was probably heading to Northern Ireland. “Officers from Derry intercepted another bomb, a huge bomb double the size of Omagh, which we are convinced was also heading for a location in Northern Ireland. Full Story