Northern Ireland

Man due in court over north Belfast bomb attack

Police tape at bomb find scene
Image caption The device was found under the driver's seat of the car

A man has been charged in relation to a bomb attack on the car of a soldier in north Belfast last week.

The 40-year-old is due in court on Monday charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.

The off-duty soldier escaped injury after he noticed the device inside his car at Blackdam Court.

It is understood it contained a trip wire attached to the seat belt. A 41-year-old woman arrested on Friday has been released unconditionally.

A 16-year-old boy was also arrested by police. Two men, aged 42 and 34, were arrested on Saturday.

Two other men - aged 43 and 30 - arrested on Friday have been released without charge.

The soldier, who does not serve in Northern Ireland, was visiting his girlfriend at the time of the attack.

He noticed the device which did not detonate inside his car.

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