La Policía norirlandesa detiene a nueve supuestos miembros del Nuevo IRA por terrorismo

Las fuerzas de seguridad de Irlanda del Norte han informado de la detención de nueve supuestos miembros del Nuevo IRA «por la sospecha de un amplio abanico de actividad terrorista», en una nueva operación contra los grupos disidentes de los acuerdos de paz de 1998. Las detenciones tuvieron lugar el martes e implicaron registros en seis propiedades, según una responsable de la Policía, Barbara Gray, que ha identificado a los arrestados como siete hombres y dos mujeres de entre 26 y 50 años. Todos ellos permanecen bajo custodia en Belfast, capital noirlandesa. El Nuevo IRA es uno de los grupos que no acató los acuerdos suscritos por el extinto IRA, conocidos como los Acuerdos de Viernes Santo. Otro de los movimientos disidentes, el IRA Provisional, anunció en 2005 el fin de sus actividades violentas.
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