Monday, March 30, 2009

A schoolboy runs by a blazing van in the Ardoyne area of Belfast. (Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast)

IRA Dissidents Burn Cars, Block Belfast Roads -- Yahoo News/AP

DUBLIN – Suspected IRA dissidents and their supporters hijacked cars Monday in working-class Catholic areas of Northern Ireland in a coordinated effort to block roads and threaten police stations, police said.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said it was receiving a wave of reports of vehicles being hijacked by masked gunmen in several parts of Belfast and in the Kilwilkie district of Lurgan, a power base for Irish Republican Army dissidents southwest of Belfast.

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More News On Northern Ireland

Vehicles hijacked in Belfast -- Reuters
Suspected IRA dissidents hijack and burn cars in Belfast -- Daily Mail
Belfast paralysed by dissident bomb warnings -- Times Online
IRA dissidents burn cars, block Belfast roads - -AP
Erupting violence puts Irish peace plan at risk -- Montreal Gazette
Alerts in Northern Ireland as Dublin bombs are found -- Independent
N. Ireland police re-arm after killings -- AFP

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