No more warnings - Real IRA
No more warnings - Real IRA

The breakaway `Real IRA' has issued a `no more warnings' message to anyone who enters or supplies British army bases in Ireland.

Claiming responsibility for the booby-trap bomb discovered at residential accommodation affiliated to Ballykelly's Shackleton Barracks on Wednesday, the dissident group pledged to continue its campaign.

In a statement issued to a Derry newsroom, the group vowed to mount further future attacks ``at a time of our own choosing''.

The organisation also said that ``only good fortune'' led to the discovery of the bomb, contained in a lunchbox and attached to a wheelie bin.

Police say the device was aimed to kill or maim anyone who moved the bin including soldiers, woman, children and civilian refuse collectors.

A police spokesman last night said officers were taking the Real IRA threat seriously.

In its admission of responsibility, the Real IRA said ``armed volunteers'' had cut through two fences at the base before placing the device.

``We take this opportunity to warn anybody entering or supplying these bases that they do so at their own risk,'' it said.

``There will be no further warn-ings. We will strike at a time of our own choosing.''

An investigation into the security breach has already started.

Urgent Appeal

Despite increasing support for Irish freedom and unity, we need your help to overcome British and unionist intransigence. We can end the denial of our rights in relation to Brexit, the Irish language, a border poll and legacy issues, with your support.

Please support IRN now to help us continue reporting and campaigning for our national rights. Even one pound a month can make a big difference for us.

Your contribution can be made with a credit or debit card by clicking below. A continuing monthly donation of £2 or more will give you full access to this site. Thank you. Go raibh míle maith agat.

© 2004 Irish Republican News