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