A bomb exploded under the prison officer's van in east Belfast on Friday morning
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Belfast bomb: Dissident republican 'new IRA' claims prison officer attack

A dissident republican group calling itself the IRA has said it was responsible for the attempted murder of a prison officer in east Belfast.

The group, which is widely referred to as the new IRA, said he was targeted for training officers at Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn in County Antrim.

BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney.

  • 07 Mar 2016
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