Police Arrest 5 Suspects in Northern Ireland Bombing

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested five people in connection with the April killing of a police officer.

Authorities said Tuesday the five suspects were arrested under an anti-terror act during an operation that involved around 200 officers.

The 25-year-old policeman was killed April 2 outside his home in the town of Omagh when a bomb exploded under his car.

Police had already charged one person in connection with the bombing.

A 1998 peace accord largely ended three decades of violence in Northern Ireland between pro-Irish and pro-British forces.