Irish Republican News · November 24, 2003
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Attacks in Derry

A Catholic teenager has been treated in hospital after being assaulted by up to 12 youths in a suspected sectarian attack in Derry.

The youth had just left a shop in the Waterside area of Derry with his brother and a friend when they were approached by a loyalist gang on Sunday evening.

Sectarian abuse was shouted at the three youths before the gang started punching and beating the teenager.

Up to 12 people were involved in the mob attack.

The youth was treated in Altnagelvin Hospital for bruising to his face. He was released from hospital later on Sunday evening.


A group of nationalist youths mounted a petrol bomb attack on a Derry police barracks on Saturday night.

Dozens of petrol bombs were thrown by a crowd of youths gathered at the Rosemount base. Only minor damage was reported to the building.

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