LOUTH, Ireland - In an incident involving arson, a private car belonging to a garda in Dundalk, Co Louth, was attacked with a petrol bomb in the early hours of Monday morning.
According to reports, the Garda vehicle suffered the attack in the Red Barns Road area of Dundalk at about 3.30am on Monday morning.
Reports noted that the female Garda that owns the vehicle was not in the car at the time and no one else suffered injuries in the attack.
However, the firebomb attack is said to have left the vehicle with extensive damages.
Gardai have said that they have launched an investigation into the arson attack, which is the latest in a series of attacks in Drogheda over the last two weeks.
A criminal damage probe is currently underway but investigators have clarified that the firebomb incident is not thought to be related to ongoing Louth feud and the series of attacks.
However, investigators are believed to be looking at whether the incident could be linked to the work that the garda official is involved in.
According to reports, the official is currently involved in the investigation of crime in the Dundalk area.
However, Gardai have indicated that they are following multiple lines of inquiry in the case.