G8 hotel was bomb 'target' - ONH

Published Monday, 25 March 2013
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Dissident republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann (ONH) have claimed the intended target of an attempted weekend bomb attack in Fermanagh was the hotel where the G8 summit will be held.

G8 hotel was bomb 'target' - ONH
Police believed Lisnaskea Station was the target of the bomb. (© UTV)

A 60kg device was found in a car in the Derrylin Road area of Fermanagh at the weekend. It was defused on Saturday and taken for further examination.

Senior officers believed the bomb was headed for the nearby Lisnaskea Police Station, but in a statement to UTV, which claims to be from ONH, said the target was the Lough Erne resort.

In June, some of the world's most powerful leaders will meet at the hotel for the summit - just 16 miles from where the device was discovered.

Using a codeword, ONH also stated they were responsible for a foiled mortar-type bomb attack on a police station in Belfast earlier this month.

The group also released images of the device, which sparked a security alert lasting almost 24 hours.

The caption with the image states: 'MK1 10KG mortar, Range 300 meters'.

An off-duty police officer spotted the potentially deadly device on the Ballygomartin Road on Friday, 15 March.

Oglaigh na hEireann claim the device was intended for the G8 summit host hotel.

© UTV News
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15 Comments
Vestan Pance in Dark side of the Moon wrote (486 days ago):
These muppets probably can't even spell G8......we as people, North & South, have had enough! I don't want my kids to go through/ witness what I did as a child.
Tommy Atkins in Londom.England wrote (486 days ago):
I personally beleve that there is no such group as dissidents, I believe that the dissisent group is nothing more than tne PIRAs ace card waiting in the wings. I know people will think this is absurd. But the question remains as to why the PIRA have not told these people to stand down, or turned them in. The PIRA know who these people are
WTF in Orlando, FL wrote (486 days ago):
@Belfast in Belfast.......shame it took so many years for Republicans (and Loyalists) to learn that the cold blooded murder of men, women and children was not morally justified.....almost sounds like you think that it was......
C in NI wrote (486 days ago):
@Realistic You know well that putting British soldiers back on the streets will increase the problem, increase volunteers and increase support and thats what they want. It is clearly a stagnant campaign, dangerous but stagnant campaign that is going nowhere. All they are is a danger to society and it will eventually fizzel out like the flag protest has. Im sure there will always be a presence while there is British rule but bringing soldiers in will only escalate it
realistic in planet earth wrote (487 days ago):
I'd like to hear these tubes explain what the point of their 'campaign' is, what this attack would have achieved, what their long term plans for NI are. Can they not see that they are no better than aggressors from the recent and long ago past? real men don't have to fight or kill to show their opinions or beleifs..... :)
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