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Police say shots fired at officers in Northern Ireland

AP  |  London 

Police in says shots have been fired in the city of in a "blatant bid to murder police officers."

The of says six shots were fired at officers overnight during a fourth night of disturbances in Northern Ireland's second-largest city, also known as No officers were injured.

said today that "around 16 petrol bombs and five were thrown" from a largely Catholic area toward a Protestant neighborhood, "and, in what can only be described as a blatant bid to murder police officers, shots were fired at police close to our city's walls."

Authorities accused dissident Irish republican groups opposed to Northern Ireland's peace process of fueling the violence.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 16:50 IST