Eglinton car bomb: three arrested in Donegal

The scene from Glenrandel as ATO carried out a controlled explosion

The scene from Glenrandel as ATO carried out a controlled explosion

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Three men have been arrested in County Donegal in connection with the bomb left under the car of a PSNI officer in Eglinton.

Gardai in Donegal this morning (Thursday, June 18, 2015) at approximately 4 a.m. arrested three men near Ballybofey.

A Gardai spokesperson said: “A car was stopped by the Northern Regional Support Unit, the vehicle was searched and the men arrested. The car is now subject to a technical examination and searches are ongoing in the vicinity of where the car was stopped.

“The prisoners (late 20s to late 30s) are all currently detained under Section 30 of Offences Against the State Act, 1939 at Letterkenny (2) and Milford (1) Garda Stations.”