Skip to comments.Breaking: Police officer shot dead in Ulster attack
Posted on 03/09/2009 6:03:41 PM PDT by balls
The attack took place while the officer was investigating suspicious activity
David Sharrock, Ireland Correspondent A police officer died tonight after being shot in an attack in Northern Ireland, the third member of the security forces to die in the last 48 hours.
It marked a dangerous and sudden escalation in violence in the province which threatened to draw a counter-reaction from loyalist paramilitaries.
We are tonight staring into the abyss, said Dolores Kelly, a member of the nationalist SDLP who sits on the provinces policing board. I would appeal to people to pull back.
I certainly would want to offer my sympathies and condolences to the family of the officer who has been murdered tonight and to the wider police family, she added.
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How can this happen? The IRA gave up all its guns to former Senator George Mitchell. The same former Senator who is now trying to achieve peace between Israel and the PLO etc.
Looks like the provies can smell weakness too.
does this mean Clinton & Mitchell have to give back the awards ?
It’s the Ted Kennedy send-off tour getting under way.