Houses attacked in UDA 'coup'
A power struggle within a loyalist paramilitary grouping is being blamed for an outbreak of violence in north Belfast. A number of houses and businesses in the Ballysillan and Glenbyrn areas were attacked on Monday morning. Loyalist sources told the BBC that a former senior member of the Ulster Defence Association attempted to stage a “coup” to replace the group’s current leader in the north of the city. The sources said a number of houses had been attacked. A UDA leadership source described the situation as “serious” but said they were dealing with it. The Police Service of Northern Ireland confirmed officers were investigating a number of incidents where several houses and business premises were attacked. Full Story