2 Apr 2011

Policeman killed by bomb under car in Omagh

A young police officer has been killed by a booby-trap car bomb which exploded this afternoon outside his home in Omagh, County Tyrone.

Bomb under car in Omagh, County Tyrone

A young poilce officer has been killed by a booby trap car bomb in Northern Ireland

The device exploded under the vehicle outside his home in Highfield Close, off the Gortin Road, in Omagh, Co Tyrone, just before 4pm.

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams TD has condemned those responsible for the attack in Omagh.

Speaking this afternoon, Mr Adams said: “Firstly I want to condemn what happened in Omagh this afternoon.

“While not all of the information has yet come to light in relation to this incident, it is understood that a young man has lost his life.

“I want to send my condolences to his framily at this hugely traumatic time.”

SDLP assembly candidate Joe Byrne has spoken of the “shock and anger of local people” over the attack.