Search finds bomb components in Northern Ireland prison
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 15, 2009, 09:43
Belfast: Prison authorities say they found bomb-making equipment inside a high security prison in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Prison Service said yesterday the components were buried in a garden inside the perimeter fence of Maghaberry Prison, south of Belfast.

No explosives have been found, although last month traces of a component used in Semtex were uncovered in the jail.

Police, Army and prison officers have been conducting a major search of the prison since Thursday. More than 850 inmates have been confined to their cells during the first major sweep of the facility in a decade.

The prison's inmates include members of IRA splinter groups opposed to the peace process.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, November 15, 2009, 09:43

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