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Two held in connection with attempted murder of police in Strabane last month

By Claire Williamson

Two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of police in Strabane last month.

The 29-year-old and 43-year-old were arrested in the area this morning, November 18, as part of an investigation into a bomb attack on police in the Ballycolman area on October 23.

Police were called to the area following reports of a bomb at a pumping station.

It turned out to be a hoax but a second, viable device had been planted nearby in the garden of a house a short distance from a school. It was defused.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, from Serious Crime Branch said: “A number of houses are being searched and two cars have been seized. The suspects have been taken to Antrim police station for questioning.”

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