Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin
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Londonderry bomb alert: 'Mindless and reckless' attack

Four live mortar bombs "primed and ready to go" have been intercepted by police in a van in Northern Ireland.

The van had its roof cut back to allow the mortars to be fired. Police believe the target was a Londonderry police station.

Three men in their 30s have been arrested following the overnight operation in Derry which police have linked to dissident republicans.

At a press conference, Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin described the incident as "a reckless attack by dissident republicans to murder police officers in the city of Derry".

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