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Police officer shot in Northern Ireland attack

Police officer hit once in the arm after a number of shots were fired from a car by attackers.

PSNI

A police officer has been shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The officer was reportedly hit once in the arm after a number of shots were fired from a car.

The incident happened close to a petrol station in Belfast at about 19.30 GMT. The officer is in a stable condition in hospital, according to reports.

Police say the Crumlin Road in North Belfast is closed as they investigate the shooting.

The unionist DUP party leader Arlene Foster condemned the shooting and said it was “the work of cowards”.

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly said those responsible had “absolutely nothing to offer society and need to call a halt to these activities immediately”.


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