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Man arrested over 1998 police station car bomb

The attack on the RUC station in Moira, county Down injured at least 11 people.

The scene at Moira in county Down on 21 February 1998.
The scene at Moira in county Down on 21 February 1998.
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FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER the attack, a man has been arrested in connection with the explosion of a car bomb at Moira police station in county Down.

The 43-year-old was detained in the Moy area this morning and taken to Antrim for questioning.

On 20 February 1998, a 500lb car bomb exploded outside the RUC station, causing extensive damage and injuring 11 people.

Dissident republicans were blamed and it was thought that police officers due a shift change were the targets. The warning was short but they had just enough time to evacuate.

A number of nearby homes needed to be repaired and rebuilt.

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