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.
d 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.