Northern Ireland

Eglinton bomb: Arrests over attempted murder of PSNI officers

The bomb was left under the family car in Eglinton in June 2015 Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption The bomb was left under the family car in Eglinton in June 2015

Two men have been arrested in Dublin in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers in Northern Ireland almost two years ago.

A bomb was left under a car belonging to a married couple who were both serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

The device was made safe outside their home in Eglinton, near Londonderry.

The men, aged 29 and 32, were detained in Dublin by GardaĆ­ (Irish police) under a European Arrest Warrant.

Image caption The area was cordoned off while Army bomb disposal officers made the device safe

They were also questioned about possession of explosives with intent to endanger life in connection with the attempted bombing on 18 June 2015.

Both men are due to appear before the High Court in Dublin later.

Image caption A number of homes were evacuated during the 2015 operation