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13 September 2000 Edition

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Two bases attacked

Several people were treated for shock after a mortar bomb was launched on Wednesday morning at the Newry Road RUC barracks in Armagh. Slight damage was caused to the base when the device was fired from a white van parked on a building site of a new hotel beside the barracks. It exploded just inside the perimeter fence.

And one British soldier was treated for shock after a mortar bomb attack on the Magilligan British Army base in Derry the previous night. An 80lb bomb partially exploded when he opened the door to a hut on the base's training ground. A second device was later defused.

Dissident republicans are being blamed for both attacks.
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