Three men released over Belfast car bomb

Published Wednesday, 02 January 2013
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Three men arrested by police over the attempted murder of a police officer in east Belfast have been released without charge.

Three men released over Belfast car bomb
An army bomb disposal officer at the scene in east Belfast (© Pacemaker)

Two men aged 25 and 34 were detained in the city on Monday.

A third man aged 41 was arrested in west Belfast on Tuesday night.

All three have been released unconditionally by police.

A booby trap bomb was found under the family car of the off-duty police officer on Sunday afternoon.

The PSNI officer, his wife and two young children were about to leave their Upper Newtownards Road home for lunch when he spotted the device.

Dissident republicans are being blamed for the attack.

© UTV News
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Johnny Mac in Belfast wrote (657 days ago):
Was it a case of 'rounding up the usual suspects' to give the media something to report?
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