Attack is an attempt to remilitarise the North – Gerry Kelly
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said that as well as trying to kill police officers in North this morning; those behind the pipe bomb attack are attempting to remilitarise the North.
The North Belfast MLA said:
“The people behind this attack have minimal support within the community and need to end these futile attacks.
“There is no strategy involved, no explanation for what they are attempting to achieve. They appear to want to remilitarise the North so that they can gain some support.
“These attacks will not stop the community from moving forward and will certainly not see our areas remilitarised because of these small groups stuck in the past.
“Thankfully no one was hurt in the attack and the only people who suffered were residents, something which is a common feature when attacks by these groups happen.”