Dissident republicans suspected in Roscommon house attack

Gardaí think attackers believed security workers had British military backgrounds

Dozens of masked men confronted security guards occupying a repossessed home outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon early on Sunday. The violence has been condemned by the authorities. This video captures the site after the eviction. Video: Brian Farrell

The attack on security personnel working for KBC bank at a house in Co Roscommon was planned and carried out by dissident republicans, gardaí believe.

In the early hours of last Sunday a gang armed with baseball bats stormed the house at Falsk near Strokestown, from which a family had been evicted days earlier, beating the security personnel inside.

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