19 March 1998 Edition

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LVF bomb in Larne

The LVF said they carried out Tuesday night's bomb attack on a Catholic sport and social club in Larne.

The St Comgall's club was packed with people celebrating St Patrick's day when, shortly after 7.30pm, two men wearing baseball caps burst into the entrance hall and threw a crude device onto the ground. The RUC then cleared the area around the Victoria Road club, and carried out a controlled exploson.

This is the latest attack on Catholics along the coast from Larne to Carnlough. St Comgall's High School was attacked at the weekend. Last week a bomb was thrown into the home of a local man, Bertie Shaw. It exploded causing damage to his house but no one was injured.

Just before Christmas a man lost his arm in an attack on a house in Glenarm. The man, believed to be a leading loyalist in the area who was involved in the Harryville pickets, is presently on bail. And just two weeks ago a bomb, containing commercial explosives in left Carnlough was defused. It is believed that the UVF was responsible for that device.

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