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A bomb found in County Armagh may have been intended for a Brexit day attack, police believe.
The device was uncovered attached to a lorry on Monday.
Police said they first received a report about an explosive device in a lorry at Belfast docks on 31 January – the date the UK left the EU.
The report claimed that the lorry was due to travel by ferry to Scotland and a search was conducted but nothing was found.
On Monday, a more detailed report helped locate the device at Silverwood Industrial Estate in Lurgan. Police believe dissident republicans were responsible.
Police have not yet given an indication of the size of the bomb.
Det Supt Sean Wright said the “only conclusion that we can draw is that once again dissident republicans have shown a total disregard for the community, for businesses and for wider society”.
He added that “had this vehicle travelled and the device had exploded at any point along the M1, across the Westlink or into the Harbour estate the risks posed do not bear thinking about”.
Police say they worked with a haulage company, who own the lorry, to search about 400 vehicles and locate the explosive device.
It was made safe by ammunition technical officer (ATO).
Det Supt Wright appealed for information, in particular from anyone who noticed any suspicious activity at Silverwood Industrial Estate between 16:00 and 22:00 on 31 January.
With many thanks to: BBC NewsNI for the original story
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Two people have been arrested in connection with a bomb at Wattle bridge last week
Police investigating seperate bomb exposions in Co Armagh and Co Fermanagh have arrested two men.
A 39-year-old and 35-year-old are being held under the Terrorism Act following searches in the Lurgan and Craigavon areas on Sunday.
They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.
The first of the two incidents carried by the Continuity IRA happened in the Tullygally Road area of Craigavon on Friday July 26.
Police were lured to the scene after a caller to the Irish News claimed a mortar had been fired in the area.
However, on further examination the mortar was found to be a hoax, intending to lure officers to the scene, with a secondary live bomb planted nearby.
Police said an eyewitness had seen a man running away form the scene of the attack.
The second attack took place last week at Wattle Bridge, close to the Fermanagh border.
Police and army bomb disposal officers were lured to the scene with a hoax bomb alert, while searching the area a secondary device exploded.
No one was injured in the attack.
The PSNI said it believed the Continuity IRA was behind the “deliberate attempt” to kill police officers.
The attack at Wattle Bridge was the fifth attempt to murder police officers so far this year.
With many thanks to: The Irish News and Allison Morris for the original story
A quantity of suspected ammunition was seized on Thursday following police searches linked to the Continuity IRA.
Police searched properties in west Belfast and Newtownabbey as part of an ongoing investigation into violent dissident republican activity.
A 37-year-old man arrested in Newtownabbey on Thursday night under the Terrorism Act has been released unconditionally.
A 31-year-old man, arrested in Belfast earlier on Thursday remains in custody.
With many thanks to: BBC News NI for the original story
Under an oppressive regime, rebellion is a God given right, under British law its an absolute
Photo credit: Marcas Mac Giolla Aindreis
With many thanks to: Marcas Mac Giolla Aindreis – Chaírde ar an Arm Náisiúnta Fuascailte Na hÉireann.
From the first protest in Maghaberry in 2002 the CIRA prisoners were to the forefront of all protests and so was Gabriel during the present phase of the prison struggle.
When CIRA POWs had 17 POWs they never victimised any other POWs. In fact Cabhair-supported POWs defended the right of those that were in the minority. It was our view that everyone on the landing were Republican POWs. Unfortunately this goodwill has not been reciprocated when it has come to Gabriel. These threats are coming from the very same group that purport to promote unity, they are showing the Republican people their version of unity but it has to be on their terms. This latest move should not come as any surprise as they have used this same policy not so long ago when they removed Liam Campbell from the wing because he dared challenge certain criminal behavior.
It is not so long since the dirty protest when fellow Cabhair-supported POWs took the lead in that protest and welcomed newly incarcerated POWs. It seems the old saying EATEN BREAD IS SOON FORGOTTEN never rang so true.
To have any Republican POW removed from the wing to face criminalisation or isolation is simply wrong.The threats against Gabriel must be withdrawn, Cabhair-supported POWs will always work under their own structures.
With many thanks to: RSF Dublin