Seven men have been charged with the attempted murder of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell, who was shot multiple times at a sports complex in Omagh.
Why it matters
The event is significant as it highlights ongoing security challenges in Northern Ireland and the continued presence of dissident republican groups.
What the papers say
The Guardian reports that the attack is linked to dissident republicans, while The Independent focuses on the hope for the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland. Reuters and The Hill provide details of the charges and the context of the 1998 peace deal. Sky News and BBC News offer updates on the arrests and the ongoing investigation.
How we got here
The shooting occurred in February, and the suspects have been charged after a significant search and arrest operation.
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On 22 February 2023, at roughly 8pm local time, two gunmen shot off-duty Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell in Omagh, Northern Ireland. The gunmen are believed to have been linked to the New IRA.
Fifteen people have been arrested in connection with t
Northern Ireland is variously described as a country, province or region which is part of the United Kingdom. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland
is the police force that serves Northern Ireland. It is the successor to the Royal Ulster Constabulary after it was reformed and renamed in 2001 on the recommendation of the Patten Report.