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Officer, his family avoid car bomb attempt

Republicans are believed to have planted a bomb under the constables car with the intent to kill

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland — A foiled attempt to murder a police officer in Northern Ireland was carried out by dissident republicans who could also have killed his family, police said.

The Belfast-based Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) constable was about to take his wife and two young children out for Sunday lunch when he checked under his car outside his house in the city and discovered a viable device.

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