Police successful Northern Ireland said Monday they were looking into an unverified connection by an Irish Republican Army splinter group claiming work for nan shooting of a elder constabulary officer.
A connection purportedly from nan dissident group known arsenic nan New IRA appeared connected a wall successful Londonderry precocious Sunday, claiming it was responsible for Wednesday's onslaught connected Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell.
Two masked men changeable Caldwell successful beforehand of his young boy aft nan off-duty serviceman coached a children's shot squad successful Omagh, astir 60 miles westbound of Belfast. Caldwell remained successful captious information successful hospital.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark McEwan said Monday constabulary were alert of nan declare of work and was "reviewing its contents arsenic portion of nan wide investigation."
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A forensic interrogator from Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) takes photos adjacent to nan sports analyzable successful nan Killyclogher Road area of Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, connected Feb. 23, 2023 wherever off-duty PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell was shot. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)
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Police said past week they were treating nan attempted execution of Caldwell arsenic terrorism-related, and that nan New IRA was its superior statement of enquiry.
Six men were detained for questioning.
Paramilitary groups successful Northern Ireland put down their arms aft nan 1998 Good Friday bid accord mostly ended 3 decades of convulsive conflict, known arsenic "the Troubles," betwixt Irish statement and British loyalist groups and U.K. information forces.
But mini IRA splinter groups person continued to motorboat sporadic attacks connected information forces. The past fatal onslaught connected a constabulary serviceman successful Northern Ireland was nan April 2011 killing of Constable Ronan Kerr, who died erstwhile a booby-trap explosive exploded nether his car successful Omagh.