Belfast Telegraph

Prison staff security on agenda as police unveil kids' park arms find

By Noel McAdam

Police investigating a bomb attack on a prison officer have searched a house in Belfast.

They raided the house in Asten Park, Twinbrook, yesterday evening.

It comes after a bomb exploded under the warder's van in east Belfast on Friday. The victim remains stable.

Earlier, the Justice Minister told the Assembly there will be a review of the security threat to Prison Service officers.

"I have no doubt that that will be supplied speedily," David Ford said.

The 'New IRA' has admitted responsibility for the bomb attack and claimed to have used Semtex.

First Minister Arlene Foster told MLAs yesterday it was "a despicable murder attempt that, thankfully, did not succeed".

She added that "we have to be lucky all of the time; the bad guys only have to be lucky once".

Meanwhile, police released images of the terrorist cache uncovered at the weekend at Carnfunnock Country Park near Larne.

Four plastic barrels were spotted by a member of the public on Saturday. Two were empty - but two contained bomb-making components, including explosives.

Detective Chief Inspector Gillian Kearney said: "The seizure of these items has potentially saved lives."

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