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The World : Ulster Police Under Attack

An Ulster policeman was shot and wounded and the homes of four other officers were attacked with firebombs or gunshots during the second night of Protestant violence in the British province. Belfast police headquarters said the officer was shot by a gunman firing through the window of the officer’s home. His condition was not immediately known. Meantime, a Roman Catholic church in a Belfast suburb was damaged by fire, and gangs of youths roamed the streets setting cars ablaze. The new violence came after British officials had urged Protestants to seek peaceful solutions to disputes over an accord that gives the Irish Republic, a predominantly Catholic nation, a voice in the affairs of the Protestant-dominated province.


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