Belfast Telegraph

Man quizzed over double bomb attack

A man has been arrested by police investigating a double bomb attack near Derry City Council offices last year.

The 40-year-old was detained less than 24 hours after the PSNI released CCTV footage of a man they suspect was centrally involved. Dissident republicans opposed to the peace process were blamed at the time.

Two bombs were left behind the offices in Strand Road in September last year. One - a pipe bomb inside a holdall - was attached to a bicycle which was then abandoned close to the nearby River Foyle in a deliberate attempt to kill security forces investigating the first device.

Police said the man was arrested in the Co Antrim area and has been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

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