Northern Ireland

Shots fired at Lisnaskea police station

The attack is thought to have happened at about 20:00 GMT on Monday
Image caption The attack is thought to have happened at about 20:00 GMT on Monday

The police have said they are investigating reports that shots were fired at Lisnaskea police station, County Fermanagh.

It is understood it came under attack from automatic gunfire after 20:00 GMT on Monday. There are no reports of any injuries.

DUP MLA and minister Arlene Foster described the attack as "reckless".

Justice Minister David Ford said those behind the attack had "nothing positive to offer".

The Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, tweeted: "Officers escape death when dissident republicans attack Lisnaskea station with gunfire. Cowardly and futile. Terrorism will never prevail."

Tom Elliott, Ulster Unionist MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, condemned the attack.

"I am thankful that PSNI officers and civilians weren't injured or killed in this ruthless act of terrorism," he said.

"Once again republican terrorists have shown that they have nothing to offer the people of Northern Ireland, but pain and suffering. They are driven by warped ideology and bloodlust."

Image caption It is understood the station came under attack from automatic gunfire