SDLP councillor says Fermanagh bombers are ‘dangerous thugs with no place in our society today’

Police in the North say this morning’s bomb explosion in County Fermanagh was a deliberate attempt to murder members of the security services.

It happened at half past ten, as police and an army bomb team were searching the area, after a hoax device was found over the weekend.

The blast happened at Wattle Bridge close to Newtownbutler.

No one was injured in the attack which police are blaming on dissident republicans.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s condemned the explosion saying he was in no doubt it was intended to inflict maximum harm.

PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin says anyone could have been caught up in the explosion:

Adam Gannon is an SDLP councillor in Fermanagh:


Sinn Fein MP for the area Michelle Gildernew says it’s lucky no one died: