Three Northern Ireland police officers are injured after a bomb is thrown at them while investigating a robbery in West Belfast.
Police say a bomb attack on officers in West Belfast could have ended in "mass murder".
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- A 400lb bomb partially explodes outside the headquarters of the Policing Board in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In another incident, three men are arrested after a shooting incident involving PSNI officers in the border village of Garrison, County Fermanagh.
- Police in Northern Ireland recover an undisclosed sum of money at a sports and social club in Belfast. It is thought to perhaps be a diversion, but it is being investigated.
- Northern Ireland police Chief Constable Hugh Orde publicly accuses the Provisional IRA of the largest bank robbery in U.K. history, now assessed at GBP26.5 million. The money was taken from the Northern Bank in Belfast on December 20.
- Police Service of Northern Ireland received a phone call in the early hours allegedly from a dissident republican group claiming to have planted an explosive in a Curryneirin neighborhood outside Derry, Northern Ireland. Police evacuated 12 homes before finding a device, describing it as "'It's a bomb and designed to kill".
- A total of 56 police officers are injured in Belfast, Northern Ireland after a night of Ulster loyalism rioting.