Northern Ireland police said on Friday two men were shot in “paramilitary style attacks” at about 8 p.m. in two locations in the Ballymagroarty area of Londonderry, Trend reports citing Reuters.
“Innocent residents shouldn’t have to worry about criminal thugs shooting people outside their homes,” the police department said in a tweet.
On Jan. 19, a car bomb detonated outside a courthouse in Londonderry. No one was injured in the blast, which was later claimed by a group calling itself the “IRA”.
The incident highlighted the threat still posed by militant groups opposed to a 1998 peace deal that largely ended three decades of violence in the British-run province.