Page last updated at 12:12 GMT, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 13:12 UK

Man questioned over police attack

Attack scene
Police officers were attacked while on foot patrol

Detectives investigating a weekend attack on police officers in County Fermanagh have arrested a man.

Two police officers were treated for shock and one for minor injuries following Saturday's attack on a PSNI foot patrol in Lisnaskea.

An attempt was made to fire an improvised rocket-propelled grenade, but it failed to leave the launcher.

The man in his early 30s was arrested by gardai in County Cavan, near the border with Fermanagh.

The arrest in the Republic of Ireland followed searches in the Blacklion area of Cavan and Belcoo in Fermanagh.

Dissident republicans were blamed by the PSNI for the attack.

Police said it was the first time dissidents have used Semtex, a commercial explosive previously used by the Provisional IRA.


SEE ALSO
Semtex used in dissident attack
18 Aug 08 |  Northern Ireland


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific