Northern Ireland unrest

This item appears on page 19 of the October 2019 issue.

A bomb targeting police officers exploded in Northern Ireland near the border with the Republic of Ireland on Aug. 19, causing no injuries. The targeted police were in the area investigating an earlier incident, the details of which were not shared.

Officials in Northern Ireland blamed the attack, and five others made against police in 2019, on either the Continuity Irish Republican Army or the New IRA, two militant separatist groups active in the region.