Police said Saturday a bomb blitz across Northern Ireland by the outlawed paramilitary group, the Irish Republican Army, injured three members of the security forces and caused millions of pounds of damage to commercial property.
A bomb dropped onto a police car as it passed under a bridge during a night patrol injured two police officers in Carnlough village, 45 miles north of Belfast Friday.In an another attack, a soldier suffered severe shock and damage to his hearing when a bomb packed into a coffee jar was thrown at a British security patrol in the Short Strand district of Belfast.
The IRA launched a bomb offensive against commercial properties during the night in Belfast, and in nearby towns.
The Republican Press Agency, acting for Sinn Fein, the political arm of the IRA, released a statement in which the IRA claimed responsibility for the latest bombing campaign.
Police said the Belfast firm, Leisureworld, specializing in children's toys, lost more than $1.72 million of Christmas stock.