Three men arrested in Co Donegal in relation to bomb attempt on police officers car in Derry

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Gardai have arrested three men in Co. Donegal after a bomb was planted under a police officer's car in Derry.

At around 4am this morning the three men were arrested in Killygordon after their car was stopped and seached. The car is now being examined and searches are being carried out in the area where the car was stopped.

They are being held on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The bomb was discovered in Glenrandel in Eglington village after suspicious activity was reported to police at around 2.45 this morning.

The three men are understood to be aged in their late 20s and late 30s. Two of the men are being held in Letterkenny Garda Station, while another man is being held in Milford Garda Station.

Speaking earlier PSNI District Commander Mark McEwan said the attack was a "clear attempt to murder police officers"....