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Police attacked by masked men in Belfast

10 December 2012 Last updated at 22:43 GMT

An unmarked police car has been attacked by a masked gang of 15 men in east Belfast, then burnt out opposite Alliance Party MP Naomi Long's office.

The windows were smashed and a petrol bomb thrown in while an officer was still inside. He was not injured.

It happened on the Upper Newtownards Road at about 19:35 GMT. Police have said they are treating the attack as attempted murder.

There has also been rioting in the loyalist Village area of south Belfast.

Mark Simpson reports.

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