I think this is worthy of a new thread out of the usual NI forum ghetto.
The PSNI intercepted five mortars which were about to be fired at a police station in Derry this morning. Three men were arrested, two of whom are reputed to be major players in the new dissident IRA.
Every sane person will welcome this. These dissidents are deranged anti-nationals who must be crushed."This is a major coup against the new IRA," one security officer said. "This pair are key operators in Derry and the north-west. This would have been one of the biggest operations dissident republicans have organised and the fact that it was thwarted is a big blow to their morale alongside the loss of personnel and weaponry."
Earlier a senior police officer in the city confirmed that a van with its roof cut out was on its way to fire the mortars at one of the main Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) stations in Derry. He said the mortars were only minutes from being fired at their target.
Northern Ireland police hail 'major coup' after foiled IRA mortar plot | UK news | guardian.co.uk