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Explosive Device Discovered Under Northern Ireland Police Officer’s Car

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The police of Northern Ireland said Saturday in a statement that it found an improvised explosive device placed under an officer’s car in Belfast.

"Shortly before 1pm this afternoon, Saturday 01 June, a suspicious object was detected under a serving police officer's car in Shandon Park in east Belfast. Ammunition Technical Officers were called to the scene and, following examination, they have declared it to be a viable improvised explosive device," the statement reads.

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Detective Superintendent Sean Wright said, as quoted in the statement, that the bomb was found before it exploded, leaving no one "killed or seriously injured."

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"It was clearly intended to kill the police officer," Wright said.

The police suspect "dissident republicans" to be perpetrators of the crime. The investigation into the incident has been launched.

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