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PSNI bomb attack is claimed by RAAD

Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on a police vehicle in the Creggan area of Derry on Saturday.

The attack, which was described by senior police officers as “a murder bid”, badly damaged the police vehicle.

RAAD said that it carried out the attack because of what it described as “the increased and even more brutal attacks on republicans and their families”.

The group said that before the attack they had “secured the area” and carried out the bombing with “a newly-developed explosive device”.

In a chilling warning, the group said that the attacks would continue “as long as the security forces victimise republican areas”.

RAAD also claimed that the recent searches and arrests had been “instigated by Sinn Fein” and they accused one prominent party member of “conniving by phone” with the security forces.

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