THE PSNI in Derry have climed they came under sustained petrol and blast bomb attack in Derry.
Over the weekend the PSNI/RUC have containued to wreak the homes of known members of 32 CSM & RNU members.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland patrol came under attack around 5pm on Saturday as they were carrying out a raid in connection to serious crime.
A police armoured car was badly damaged in the explosion but no officers inside the vehicle were injured.
PSNI’s commander, Inspector Jon Burrows, condemned those behind the attack in the Rathmore Park area of the city.
“It is only by sheer good fortune that we do not have a fatality on our hands, as this attack occurred in a built-up residential area,” he said.
“My officers should be allowed to carry out their duties without the added pressure of misguided individuals intent on causing them harm.”
Following the explosion, a number of youths attacked the police vehicle with stones, the PSNI said.