Vernon Coaker MP, Labour's Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting after it was confirmed that a bomb in Belfast was an attempt to murder police officers, said:
"This is another disgraceful and sickening attempt to murder police officers as they served the community.
"There has been a worrying increase in the number and seriousness of these attacks in the last number of weeks.
"I once 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."