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Garda hold two men over 2015 murder bid on PSNI man

By Ed Carty

Two men have been arrested in the Irish Republic over the attempted murder of a policeman in Northern Ireland in 2015.

Garda detained the pair, aged 29 and 32, in Dublin after the PSNI sought their extradition.

The arrests were in connection with a booby-trap bomb discovered under an officer's vehicle in the village of Eglinton on the outskirts of Londonderry in June 2015.

The officer's wife is also a member of the force. A previous hearing was told the female officer woke in the middle of the night to discover a man planting the device. The would-be bomber fled after she hammered on her bedroom window.

The men are wanted in Northern Ireland on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of explosives with intent to endanger life, the PSNI said, and they were detained under a European Arrest Warrant.

Another man has already been charged with attempted murder and possessing explosives with intent to endanger life. He is Sean McVeigh (35), of Victoria Street in Lurgan.

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