3 IRA dissidents arrested, 2 bomb alerts in Ulster

Northern Ireland police say they have arrested three suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents over a suspected car bomb in Londonderry.

Dublin: Northern Ireland police say they have
arrested three suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents over a suspected car bomb in Londonderry.

British Army engineers are examining yesterday`s potential
bomb at a road junction on the city`s outskirts. The alert has
caused traffic jams along Northern Ireland`s border with the
Irish Republic.

The three men aged 46, 49 and 56 are being questioned at
the main police interrogation centre near Belfast.

Police reported a second suspected bomb in the border town of Newry.

It was found on a road running underneath the main
Belfast-Dublin highway and near the town`s train station.
Several IRA splinter groups seek to force Northern Ireland
from the United Kingdom.

They reject the IRA`s 2005 decisions to disarm and
renounce violence.

PTI

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