Attack on Co Fermanagh police station condemned

Dissident republicans suspected of targeting PSNI premises in Lisnaskea

A gun attack has been carried out on a police station in Northern Ireland, Justice Minister David Ford has said. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

A gun attack has been carried out on a police station in Northern Ireland, Justice Minister David Ford has said. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Tue, Dec 24, 2013, 09:09

A gun attack has been carried out on a police station in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford has said.

The reported incident happened in Lisnaskea but the shooting has not yet been officially confirmed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Tthe Stormont Executive tweeted the reaction of Mr Ford to the incident. “Those who tried to kill police officers in Lisnaskea are to be condemned,” he said. “They have nothing positive to offer.”

Dissident republicans opposed to the peace process are suspected of carrying out the attack, which was reported as crucial late night political talks aimed at resolving outstanding peace process issues continued in Belfast.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said the incident in Lisnaskea was a “deplorable attack by terrorists”.

“The PSNI is our partner in the fight against terrorism and the gardaí will be making determined efforts to bring the perpetrators of this vile attack to justice, together with the PSNI,” he said.

“People in our communities know this is wrong and believe that an attack on one of us is an attack on all who support peace and the rule of law. Our best response is to support our police services and to make sure that democratic politics works for the good of all our communities.”

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