Fishery officers were held at gunpoint after they confronted masked thugs using illegal nets to catch salmon.
One of the officers received six stitches in a head wound after he was struck with a rock.
Investigating gardai suspect the men may be former members of the Provisional republican movement.
Inland fishery officers set up a surveillance operation after they spotted the illegal nets in the river Eany in Mountcharles, Co Donegal on Wednesday evening.
They were lying in wait in a clump of bushes around dawn on Thursday when at least two men, wearing balaclavas and paramilitary style clothing, arrived on the bank of the river….
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