Lochside Garage

Dissident IRA warn it will attack border checkpoints

A MASKED man claiming to be from the Continuity IRA has claimed responsibility for the Wattlebridge bomb attack. Warning there were more attacks to come, they also vowed to attack any post-Brexit border.
Police are this week investigating the discovery of yet another device which they believe was intended to kill officers, this time in Strabane. However, while it is believed the New IRA may have been behind the undetonated Strabane device, police believe the Continuity IRA were responsible for the bomb that exploded in Wattlebridge in August.
Directly after the explosion police said its investigation had “indicated this was a deliberate attempt by the Continuity IRA to murder police officers and army personnel.” Police also stated they believed those behind the Fermanagh incident were also responsible for a mortar being fired at police in Craigavon in July.
Now, a man claiming to be from the Continuity IRA has backed up that assertion in an interview on Swedish TV. The interview with the masked man was during a show about Brexit.
“Volunteers of the IRA, acting under orders from the Continuity Army Council, carried out these attacks,” said the man, who was holding what looked like an assault rifle, on SVT. “Those attacks were in response to the British forces in this country. Those attacks will continue.”
The man, who said the Continuity IRA had “re-grouped, re-armed, and we’re just going to continue on again,” said the previous attacks were because of Brexit only “to a certain extent.”
“It doesn’t matter what Britain does out of Europe. They will still be in Ireland. We want them out of Ireland and then out of Europe.”
He added, however: “The likes of border posts, military checkpoints across the border, it will give us further opportunity to attack the crown forces at the checkpoints.”
The PSNI has said it was aware of the video and was reviewing its contents.

Receive quality journalism wherever you are, on any device. Keep up to date from the comfort of your own home with a digital subscription.
Any time | Any place | Anywhere


The Fermanagh Herald is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. 28 Belmore Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BT74 6AA