Police given more time to question gun suspects
Police have been given more time to question five men who were stopped in a car in west Belfast shortly after a paramilitary style attack.
The police seized two guns when the car was searched on the Falls Road on Thursday night
A magistrate in Antrim has granted police an additional 72 hours to question them.
Officers stopped the car after an incident a few minutes earlier on St James Road. It is understood a man was the target of a so-called punishment shooting in a house. It is believed that although a shot was fired, he was not injured. The arrests took place during a police follow-up operation.
Dissident republican paramilitaries have been responsible for a series of similar shootings.
Army bomb disposal experts were called to examine the car that had been stopped.
Source: BBC News Online
Release Date -
26 Jul 2010
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