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Detectives say they believe an AK47 assault rifle used in the attempted

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murder of a police officer in north Belfast last week has been used

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Officers revisited the scene this evening exactly one

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There was a heavy police presence as detectives return to the scene. A

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hail of bullets hit this forecourt. The target, a community police

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officer doing his job. He was injured and remains in a stable

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condition. Several cars were also hit. The attack was claimed by the

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Republican group known as the new IRA. A week on, detectives have

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released more information about the car and can't be believed were used.

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We know it involved an AK-47 type weapon and again, these weapons are

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for mass killing. It was right across this road. We know this

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weapon has history in Belfast by this group and was previously used.

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It was an attempt to jog the memory is of anybody who may have seen it

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last week. Police believe it was used as a getaway vehicle before

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being found in west Belfast. Detectives are not interested in the

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movements of the west and north Belfast -- are interested. Three men

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arrested in connection with the incident have all been unreleased

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unconditionally. The Secretary of State James

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Brokenshire has repeated his belief during the Troubles

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are "disproportionately" focused Writing in the Sunday Telegraph

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he said it was "clear" that investigations into more than 3,500

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deaths were "not working". Responding to those comments,

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the Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said Mr Brokenshire

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was defending the indefensible. The SDLP's Alex Attwood described

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the remarks as false claims and said The Alliance MLA, David Ford said

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Mr Brokenshire's comments "come perilously close to interfering

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in the rule of law". Meanwhile the DUP MP

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Jeffrey Donaldson has welcomed the secretary of state's comments,

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calling the current system a "one sided process".The UUP MP

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Danny Kinahan said he was pleased Mr Brokenshire had acknowledged

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what he described as an imbalance in the way British soldiers

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are being treated. Carl Frampton has lost

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to Leo Santa Cruz in his defence of his WBA featherweight title

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in Las Vegas. The Belfast boxer was narrowly

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defeated on a points decision in the rematch in the first loss

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of his professional career. BBC Newsline's Thomas

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Kane was there. It was another thrilling contest

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between these two top-class fighters. Frampton was very graces

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in defeat and he felt his opponent deserved the victory. The focus

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turned to another immediate rematch with the Belfast boxer believing it

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should take place in his own home city. Obviously, I am very

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disappointed. It was a good fight. I think we have had 24 rounds of each

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other and they have been competitive rounds. It is one all now. If we

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look at any sort of positive out of this, we have to make it a trilogy.

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It has to happen again. Leo is a tremendous fighter. Congratulations

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to the new champion. Hopefully we can do it again. I've come to the

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States twice now and Leo said he would do it in Belfast the third

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time. I hope he is a man of his word. You can come and stay at my

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house if he wants and we can get it on for a third time. Would you be

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willing to come to Belfast? I am a man of my word. It is going to be

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inconvenient for me to go to Belfast but I am a man of my word. If it was

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up to me, I would go up there. It is not just up to me, it is up to my

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promoter and manager. This featherweight rivalry has captured

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the imagination of the boxing world. It trilogy make sense for both

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parties, as Frampton aims to win back his title.

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As we go into the new week, more mobile weather coming off the

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Atlantic. Some dry and bright gaps in between the weather systems. When

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they come along, spells of rain and windy at times. With the wind is

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coming in from the self, it is not going to be as cold. A cold one

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today but we are going through a transition. Cloud has been moving

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end but hold onto that cloud. Drizzle affecting many parts as we

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go through this evening and tonight. As a result, it will be frost free.

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Temperatures of five Celsius. We start a new week on a cloudy zero.

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That weather around, the bees will boot picking up as well not to...

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More rain pushing in across the south. Brightest and drive across

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Scotland and the east of England. -- driest. When you get the cloud and

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rain moving in, those temperatures up to double figures. Back to

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Northern Ireland. In the afternoon, we have the breeze picking up as

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well and batches of rain and drizzle moving its way in. Temperatures of

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11 Celsius. As we go through the rest of the week, we have a band of

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slow moving rain moving through tomorrow night. Tuesday, a little

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bit dry and brighter. More showery rain coming from midweek on words.

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Those winds picking up especially on Thursday.

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Our next BBC Newsline bulletin is at twenty five

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Until then you can keep up to date with local news on BBC Radio Ulster

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MUSIC: The Elements by Tom Lehrer

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