PSNI `used nationalists as shields'

The PSNI police has been accused of using nationalist residents as shields during a dissident republican attack in County Fermanagh last week.

British Army soldiers and PSNI members tried to move residents of houses in Lower Main Street in Roslea into a community centre facing the PSNI base, which was the target of an attempted bomb attack .

A car containing the bomb was left outside the PSNI barracks at around 8.40pm on Saturday 11 October. A man shouted a warning before making off on foot.

Fermanagh Sinn Féin Councillor Brian McCaffery said the attack was used by the PSNI and the RIR soldiers to further disrupt the nationalist community in Roslea, accusing them of ``trying to use residents as shields''.

McCaffery added that contrary to PSNI press releases, only a few families left their homes and none went to the community centre.

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