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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. “

(Source: BBC News – ‘Sheer miracle’ that Newry court bomb did not kill.)

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