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Northern Ireland police foil plot to bomb the set of HBO’s Game of Thrones


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POLICE in Northern Ireland say they have foiled a terrorist attack on the set of HBO’s hit TV drama, Game of Thrones.


Republican terrorists were targeting ex-Northern Ireland security force members who were working as extras on the Game of Thrones set at The Paint Hall (Titanic Studios) in Belfast, Belfast Telegraph reported.


“The dissidents initially got word that a number of ex-RUC and army personnel worked at the studios,” a police source told the Belfast Telegraph.


“They were even told the exact job in which most of them were employed and the catering unit where they took their lunch and tea at the same time every day.”


The planned attack was foiled after a tip-off which was passed to UK MP Sammy Wilson, who informed police.


The terrorist attack, which was not known until now, was several months ago. Police kept it under wraps as they put in a “sophisticated” operation to protect the cast and crew of Game of Thrones and force dissidents to abandon the bombing.


The planned attack was blamed on “dissident Republicans.” The most active dissident groups in Northern Ireland are the Real IRA and the Continuity IRA. Both groups are small in numbers after splitting from the Provisional IRA in the 1990s following the Good Friday Agreement, which ushered in peace in the troubled state.


Game of Thrones is largely filmed at Paint Hall Titanic Studios in Belfast but scenes have also been shot in Dubrovnik, Split and Vrsno, Croatia; Carncastle, Magheramorne Quarry, Tollymore Forest Park, Shane’s Castle, Ballymoney in County Antrim, Northern Ireland; Dwejra, Mdina and Valletta, Malta; Marrakech and Ouarzazate in Morocco; Iceland.


The Wars To Come, season five of Game of Thrones, will be launched at the same time around the world and can be seen on Showcase, Foxtel, at 10am on Monday in a bid to stop illegal downloads — Australians are the worst offenders.


If they blew up GOT, I just dont even want to think about it...

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