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Court for two men over attempted murder of police

The charges follow a number of arrests made in Belfast and Lurgan at the weekend.

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TWO MEN ARE to appear at a Belfast court today charged in connection with the attempted murder of police.

The men, who are aged 46 and 47, are expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court later this morning. They will be charged with aiding and abetting the attempted murder of police on the Crumlin Road on 5 December 2013, and aiding and abetting the possession of firearms with intent to endanger life on 5 December 2013.

Both men, and another man (52) were further charged with conspiracy to murder members of the security services; conspiracy to possess explosives with intent to endanger life and damage property; and conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life and property.

They were also charged with membership of a proscribed organisation.

The charges follow a number of arrests made in the Belfast and Lurgan areas on Sunday 15 December.

The incident in question took place on Crumlin Road on 5 December, when two police vehicles came under fire.

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