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‘Viable explosive device found in Newry had detonated’ – Police

A security alert in Newry today was a viable explosive device which had detonated, according to police.

psniBarracric Road in Newry was cordoned off as ATO examined the device, which also led to a disruption in train services.

Newry police said the alert has now ended and parts of the device have been taken for further examination.

Inspector Lorraine Dobson said, “I would like to thank the public for their cooperation during this operation.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who noticed any activity on the Barracric Road in recent days or anyone who has any information to contact Detectives in Ardmore Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.”

Speaking to Newry Times, Sinn Féin’s Mickey Brady expressed his anger at the news. “The people carrying out these attacks are doing so against the expressed wishes of the Irish people and to wreck the advances of the peace and political process.

He added, “It was not only was an attack on the political process but also potentially endangered people living in the area.”

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