Three charged over 'Iraq-style mortar'

Published Saturday, 08 December 2012
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Three men have been charged after a mortar bomb was found in a car in Londonderry.

Three charged over 'Iraq-style mortar'
Police said the device, found in the Creggan area of Derry, was designed to kill (© UTV)

An explosively formed projectile (EFP) - similar to those used by insurgents in Iraq - was discovered when police stopped a vehicle in the Creggan area on Thursday evening.

Two men aged 47 and a 40-year-old man have been charged with possession of explosives with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to murder.

They are also facing a charge of possession of articles for use in terrorism and are due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A 41-year-old man has been released unconditionally.

On Friday Chief Superintendent Stephen Martin said the device would have been used to target police vehicles in an attempt to kill officers.

© UTV News
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