Petrol bombs thrown at police during Northern Ireland EOD operation

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(Euronews) – Petrol bombs were thrown at police vehicles as officers investigated a suspect device in Northern Ireland, authorities said.

Army bomb disposal experts later disabled an improvised explosive device, which police claimed was the New IRA (Irish Republican Army) was responsible for.

The operation in Creggan, in Derry/Londonderry, started on Monday morning and involved 80 officers and explosive detection dogs. It came after a mortar device was found on Saturday morning in Strabane, about 24 km south of Derry/Londonderry.

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