An Phoblacht

UDA bombers target Ligoniel

The UDA's sectarian campaign against the nationalist community of Ligoniel in North Belfast was stepped up on Tuesday 3 August when the unionist paramilitary group left a bomb at the home of a young family.

A pipe bomb was found outside the Ligoniel Road home of a Catholic couple and their children, aged two and three, respectively.

The family were in the house when the device, which was said to have been ready to explode, was discovered. A controlled explosion was carried out by members of a British Army bomb disposal squad.

Sinn Féin Councillor Eoin Ó Broin said the family's home has been attacked by unionist paramilitaries before. This latest sectarian attack comes a week after An Phoblacht highlighted the ongoing sectarian campaign being waged by loyalists against this small isolated community.

In the two-week period before the 12th, Orange Order supporters, sometimes accompanied by well known unionist gunmen, blockaded the single road into Ligoniel. Vehicles travelling into the district were attacked, while a number of Catholics were attacked while travelling home on buses.

"The PSNI turn a blind eye and they say they don't have the resources to protect Catholics who are being attacked as they drive through," said one resident. "Unionist thugs know our cars and they attack us with bricks and bottles. The PSNI do nothing and won't even say these attacks are sectarian."

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