Device 'Packed with Shrapnel'
Army bomb disposal experts have made safe an explosive device packed with shrapnel found in County Down. The device was found at the side of a main road near Gilford. It was described by the police as an improvised horizontal device designed to seriously damage or destroy a passing vehicle. A number of homes were evacuated near the village after the device was found on Sunday. Chief Inspector Stephen Day said the device was a “disgraceful and cowardly attempt to murder our police officers”. And he said it was “reckless” to leave it at the side of the main Gilford to Banbridge Road. “This road is particularly busy at the weekend and this device posed a very real threat to the lives of any men, women or children passing by,” he said. Full Story