21.2 C
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

World News | 7 men appear in Northern Ireland court charged with attempted murder in connection with shooting detective


Streaks of light seen in California. (Image source: video capture)

LONDON, May 29 (AP) Seven men appeared in court on Monday charged with attempted murder in connection with the February attack on a senior Northern Ireland police officer at his son’s soccer practice. was shot dead.

The suspects, aged between 28 and 72, appeared via video link at Dungannon Magistrates Court, about 72 kilometers west of Belfast. They were ordered to remain in detention.

Read also | New Nigerian president: Bola Tinubu sworn in as president of Africa’s most populous nation amid hopes and doubts.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell was injured after gunmen opened fire on him at a stadium in Omagh as he put footballs in the boot of his car after coaching an under-15 team. seriously injured.

A dissident splinter group of the IRA claimed responsibility for the Feb. 22 attack on Caldwell, who led investigations into the killings, organized crime and paramilitary groups.

Read also | Typhoon Marwa brought strong winds and heavy rain to Okinawa, Japan.

The shooting came less than two months before the 25th anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that largely ended sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. While the main Catholic and Protestant paramilitary groups renounced violence and laid down their arms, sporadic attacks on security forces continued by IRA splinter groups.

Politicians from across Ireland’s political divide, including the Irish nationalist party Sinn Féin – which is allied with the IRA during decades of Catholic-Protestant violence – condemned the attack on Caldwell.

Caldwell, who was hospitalized for weeks after the shooting, made a public appearance last week at a garden party during King Charles III’s visit to Northern Ireland.

Police in Northern Ireland said on Saturday that seven men had been charged with attempted murder in connection with the attack on Caldwell. Two of the suspects were also charged with joining a banned organization known as the Irish Republican Army, while three others were charged with preparing a terrorist act.

Omagh, about 60 miles (nearly 100 kilometers) west of Belfast, was the site of the deadliest attack during Northern Ireland’s “Trouble”, a car bombing in August 1998 that killed 29 people die. A dissident Republican group called the Real IRA claimed responsibility for the attack. (Associated Press)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)


Source link

Related Articles

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s Spectacular Jamnagar Extravaganza Unveils 5 Unforgettable Moments

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's Glamorous Jamnagar Affair The extravagant pre-wedding bash of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant unfolded over three days, captivating the attention...

Saudi Arabia Unveils Revolutionary Visa for International Students

Saudi Arabia Unveils Empowering New Visa for International Students Saudi Arabia has introduced a pioneering initiative aimed at facilitating international students' pursuit of education within...

Bangladesh ; 43 Lives Lost in Dhaka’s Devastating Commercial Complex Fire

Bangladesh Tragic Inferno: 43 Lives Lost in Dhaka Commercial Complex Fire A devastating fire engulfed a six-story shopping mall in the heart of Bangladesh's capital,...

US Spacecraft Odysseus Falters After Moon Mishap, Crisis on the Lunar Horizon

US Spacecraft Falters After Lunar Mishap US Spacecraft Odysseus, bearing six NASA experiments with a value of $118 million, stands as a beacon of progress...

International Jewellery Summit Sparkles in Dubai , Dazzling Unity

International Jewellery Summit in Dubai, The anticipation and excitement are palpable as the stage is set for the upcoming India Gem & Jewellery Show in...

Latest Articles