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

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A man wearing a police uniform was involved in an attempted armed robbery of a shop in Portadown yesterday

A man wearing a police uniform was involved in an attempted armed robbery of a shop in Portadown yesterday

A man wearing a police uniform was involved in an attempted armed robbery of a shop in Portadown yesterday

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.”

Belfast Telegraph