Reports of vehicle bomb attack on police officer in Northern Ireland

Reports of vehicle bomb attack on police officer in Northern Ireland

An alert was sparked by the incident which led to Army bomb experts being called to the scene, at the junction of Ballyrobert Road, shortly before 8.30am on Tuesday.

Army technical officers have examined the vehicle and the road was closed to traffic.

A female police officer has evaded an attempt on her life in Northern Ireland after a bomb partially exploded under her auto on Tuesday morning.

Her party colleague and North Antrim MP Ian Paisley said he understood the bomb exploded under the officer's auto.

Security sources told Sky News that a partially exploded booby trap bomb caused the blaze.




Emergency services received a report of a auto on fire at the junction of Ballyrobert Road shortly before 8.30am. It has been reported that the vehicle belongs to a police officer.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Mr Paisley said: "Terrorism can never be allowed to prevail, this is a dastardly and cowardly attack".

The road where the accident took place remains closed while the investigation into the incident is underway, Police Service of the Northern Ireland says in its Twitter, asking motorists to avoid the scene.

'My concern is for the officer and her family'.

A number of elected representatives, including DUP MP Ian Paisley Jnr, publicly condemned what they believed was a terror-related incident.

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