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Vernon Coaker MP, Labour's Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting after a gun attack on PSNI officers in County Antrim. said: 

"This is a particularly disgraceful attempt to murder police officers as they served the community responding to what they believed was a genuine call-out. 

"Those officers involved were very lucky to escape injury or worse. The terrorists once again showed reckless disregard for the lives of local residents in a populated area.  

"I again commend the PSNI and the bravery of police officers who do their job with such professionalism and integrity. 

"These incidents serve only to highlight how important it is that peace and progress are not taken for granted. We must not be complacent about the need to continue working for both."

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