Newry car bomb targets courthouse with no casualties
“Police were left with just minutes to clear the area around Newry courthouse before a car bomb weighing up to 250lbs exploded on Monday night.
No-one was killed or injured in the blast which was heard two miles away. But police said that was a ‘sheer miracle’.
Dissident republicans are being blamed for the attack in which a number of buildings were damaged.
Newry centre could be closed for two days as a security operation continues.
‘We could have been looking today at multiple deaths,’ Police Chief Superintendent Alisdair Robinson said. “