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PSNI officers were attacked in the Creggan estate.

PSNI officers were attacked in the Creggan estate.

PSNI officers were attacked in the Creggan estate.

A police officer has described how he survived a dissident republican bomb attempt on his life.

The officer, who does not want to be named, survived a bomb attack in Londonderry in 2012.

He was on duty with a colleague in the Creggan estate when a bomb was thrown at their car.

The officer and his partner were badly shaken by the incident but escaped injury.

"All we heard was the bang on the roof of the vehicle, then something dark disappearing over the bonnet and then the loud bang," he told the BBC.

"You just went into an automatic mode, you made a radio transmission to your colleagues making sure they are aware of whats happened, the fact that there is nobody injured or killed.

"For us lucky enough the vehicle was still running and we managed to get ourselves and the vehicle out."

Belfast Telegraph


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