Man held over unclaimed 1998 Northern Ireland bombing

11 people were injured in attack on Moira police station

How The Irish Times reported the bombing aftermath in 1998

How The Irish Times reported the bombing aftermath in 1998

 

A 43-year-old man has been arrested as part of a police investigation into a bomb attack on a Northern Ireland police station 15 years ago.

He was detained in the Moy area of Co Armagh this morning.

Eleven people were injured and extensive damage was caused when the car bomb exploded outside the unmanned police station in Moira, Co Down, on February 20th, 1998.

The car had been packed with more than 200kg of explosives.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the suspect had been taken to Antrim station for questioning by detectives from the serious crime branch.

PA