The main political parties in Northern Ireland have condemned street violence after shots were fired on July 11 in what police call a blatant attempt to murder police officers. Six shots were fired at officers during a fourth night of disturbances in Derry city. While no officers were injured in the attack 16 petrol bombs and five paint bombs were thrown at what was described as a blatant bid to murder officers. The authorities accused dissident Irish republican groups that are opposed to the peace process of fueling the latest violence. A statement was issued by the pro-British Democrat Unionist Party, Sinn Féin, Ulster Unionist, SDLP, and Alliance parties. They were united in one voice against those who would engage in such disgraceful violence.