Northern Ireland

Duncrue towpath bombing: Two arrested over PSNI murder bid

Scene of bombing on Duncrue towpath on Saturday 9 March
Image caption Three police officers were in the Duncrue towpath area when the bomb partially exploded last month

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of police officers in a failed bomb attack in County Antrim last month have arrested two men.

Three officers escaped injury when a bomb partially exploded on the Duncrue towpath near the M5 on 9 March.

They were left badly shaken by the blast but were not injured.

On Tuesday, a PSNI spokeswoman said two men, aged 23 and 42, had been arrested and were being questioned at Antrim police station.

She added that a number of searches have also been carried out in north Belfast.

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