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Armagh couple blame LVF for attack

Published 03/01/2008

A couple targeted in an overnight petrol bomb attack are blaming the LVF.

They say they will not be forced from their home and are asking for more police protection.

The attack took place in the strongly loyalist Mourneview estate in Lurgan, Co. Armagh.

There has been a spate of related incidents there over past months.

A 7-month-old baby was asleep when the house when two petrol bombs were thrown.

One, thrown at the front of the house failed to ignite and a second thrown at the rear was extinguished.

The family said that police warned them on Wednesday night about an impending attack but say little was done to protect them.

The SDLP's Dolores Kelly said anyone who throws a petrol bomb at a house at two in the morning is clearly trying to kill those inside.

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