Attack ‘diabolical and cowardly’ says PFNI
The Police Federation for Northern Ireland has described the republican terrorist attack on Strabane PSNI Station as a ‘diabolical and cowardly’ attempt to murder officers and members of the public.
PFNI Chair, Mark Lindsay, said: “Once again, public vigilance and police professionalism have averted a disaster. Three mortars aimed at the station had only one intention and that was to claim the lives of officers serving the entire community.
“These mortars are notoriously indiscriminate and inaccurate. Members of the public were just as likely to have borne the brunt of this savagery as our colleagues.
“What this thwarted attack tells us is that these terrorists are determined to kill – and to kill anyone, not just police officers. They are setting lethal traps with murderous intent and are clearly in search of what they disgustedly call a ‘spectacular’.
“They want to show some warped relevance through their brutal and sickening attacks and on the vicious assaults they commit within communities who want to see the back of them.
“These republican terrorists want to deliver nothing but anarchy and suffering. They don’t care who gets in their way or the pain they inflict as they seek to attain the unattainable.”